No rocking required: heartbeat enough



like a statue… set in stone

like a crusher
molding steel

like a summer breeze
weaving tendrils

like a love bird’s
nesting wings

like a mother’s
sweet lullaby

leads you home
and out again

An Invitation: A Poem Using the word: “inchoate” (in-ko-it)

Giant misses his golden goose

Giant misses his golden goose

(This is not the poem I’m submitting, but is an inchoate original.)

Jack and the Beanstalk

Inchoate seed became the source of stalk and vine’s a-climbing.
Inchoate size then boomed the voice of giant’s growl and sighing.
Inchoate muscles pulled Jack up until he made the sighting
Of golden goose in huge tree house, his golden eggs a-laying.

To get Jack down, inchoate zeal arose to steal the day;
To go back up, inchoate faith and stealth to not be found.
Inchoate giants can still be tricked by tiny folk today
For valor, strength and wily acts are not the gist of pounds!

Jimmy Stewart Reads “My Dog Beau”

Please listen to the magic pauses and the deep feeling with which Jimmy Stewart reads his poem to his dead dog on the Johnny Carson Show in 1981.
Do you have to be an actor to express this much feeling with your voice?
Note the way Stewart focuses despite the joking of Johnny and the laughter of the audience.

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