five short poems


the title refers to the exploratory aspect of writing: like a country hike with no especial destination

Let's Go This Way

Benjamin Britten's
Hymn to the Virgin
as performed by VOCES8
resounds in the heavens
long after I stop watching
the video on YouTube.


How winsome, how
humble and charitable,

like a handshake, like

a coffee-date with a pal,
the Quaker expression:
"Friend speaks my mind."


Afraid of getting ants
in my trouser pocket,
I balked at sitting
in the cool dark grass
in the capacious shade
of the Saint Agnes tree.


The workshop
went three hours
with just seven poets.
Clearly, we loved
each other's words.


Birdsong pecks
through the indigo
blanket of night
to let in the first
hint of morning.

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Written on 2020-05-22 at 10:36

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bibek adhikari The PoetBay support member heart!
Sweet, each better than the other.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Loved the last one!