Tea Ceremony On my mat in the temple The tea’s steam rises. It points the way. The path is not straight. Not easy. It silently winds around Nothing. Imaginary unseen Obstacles. Unseen mountains Where it meets Snowflakes Making their way down To earth.Read More Tea Ceremony – a poem
Originally posted on Pinhole Obscura:
In less than one week I will board a plane for Amsterdam where, the following Sunday, I will hang out with the rest of the gang from Pinhole Obscura for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. To say I am excited is an understatement. This will be the first time meeting my friends…
My colleague has encouraged me to read this poem at our library’s poetry slam tomorrow evening. I am very nervous. It is the first time I have shared my poetry in a public, real life, setting. I thought I would record myself reading it as a warm up. You can read the poem here. <Read More A letter to my grandmother found in her desk. A Pantoum.
My colleague and I recorded this in preperation for our library’s poetry slam next week. This is from the book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices.Read More Honeybees by Paul Fleischman
One of my favorite patrons came into the library yesterday. He is paralyzed from waist down and can only say a few phrases. His brain, otherwise, works fine and he understands everything we say to him. He is a brilliant man and his reference questions are quite challenging. I have had to learn how to […]Read More perspective