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.

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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.

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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.
2020-05-26


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Loved the last one!
2020-05-22