Poems I Like

Poems I Wrote


2022-10-02: grass   bent     heavy mower   red     oilless

2022-10-01: bananas browning leaves

2022-09-30: branch walks its leaves across the road

2022-09-29: time passing trains

2022-09-28: aren’t all islands dynamic in time of climate change?

2022-09-28: A (Multimedia) Poem I Like: DOWN LAND by Danny Hammond:

2022-09-27: from the roots of the dead tree red leaves

2022-09-27: A(n About This) Poem I Like: on Near the Shrine of Saint Naum by Najwan Darwish: Revelations have …

2022-09-26: breeze shifting leaves old notes a timer sounds

2022-09-26: A Haiku I Like by Bob Lucky: summer blues wisteria high in the branches of a dying tree

2022-09-25: From Matthew Zapruder’s intro to The Best American Poetry 2022, via Poet to Poet, on the role …

2022-09-25: A Haiku I Like by Ann K. Schwader in The Heron’s Nest: in this uncertain world dandelions

2022-09-25: foundation stripped of its structure donating baby clothes

2022-09-24: honking migrating geese neighborhood walking group

2022-09-24: (Minimalist) Writing lessons by way of Tom Spanbauer and Gordon Lish: You may not use …

2022-09-23: In minimalism, you look for as many different ways as possible to say the same over and over and …

2022-09-23: racing red light train strip center cemetery

2022-09-23: A Poem I Like: Poem Revised in a Twelfth-Floor Hotel Room After Seeing a Man in the Building Across …

2022-09-22: I collected my cloud-ku series into an ezine type thing, you can check it out here

2022-09-22: time flies falls just a butterfly

2022-09-21: do you remember the end of summer sky?

2022-09-20: A Poem(?) I Like: Sonic Verbs (68) by Marc Weidenbaum babble, bawl, bay, blow, bombinate, burble, …

2022-09-19: bubblegum pink / pop! / goes the witch you’re a rich riot grrrl state street banks / of money green …

2022-09-18: When the Airbnb turns out to be filled with poetry books. Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Glück 📚

2022-09-15: talking heads burning down the house breaking “news”

2022-09-15: A poem I like: A Future Game by Jeffrey Wells-Powers: I am pleased to announce Some of the things …

2022-09-13: A poem I like: sonnet no. xlviii, 2 by James Maynard i’m looking forward to this crown

2022-09-13: around the fallen tree re-fallen debris pile

2022-09-13: A poem I like: haiku by Renée Owen: against the currents black crow wind

2022-09-12: multiplying the dust bunnies

2022-09-12: A poem I like: haiku by Dustin Hackfeld A twilight of grackles— the old gate swings in the autumn …

2022-09-11: Some Poems I Like Let’s start this off with a piece that isn’t a poem. Or is it? > A tragedy is a …

2022-09-11: falling yellowed leaf raining again

2022-09-11: A poem I like: Mark Truscott : A DESCRIPTION A concatenation of enactment and resemblance of and in …

2022-09-10: A poem I like: Airsoft by A. Van Jordan: And toy guns masquerade as lethal guns in a boy’s …

2022-09-10: claw hammer possum the purple blooming beneath my thumbnail

2022-09-10: A poem I like: Foxglove Country by Zaffar Kunial Alone it becomes a small tangle, a witch’s …

2022-09-09: topographic map in clouds a dead hornet

2022-09-08: mouth full of needles squirrel steps gingerly

2022-09-08: Poem I Like: I’ve Got the Covid Blues by Tony Medina

2022-09-07: dead cat or plastic bag? against the curb

2022-09-06: we claim ownership with lines drawn in invisible ink

2022-09-05: standing next to the footless angel a cooked-necked crane

2022-09-03: siren song of a neighborhood emergency moths to a flame

2022-09-02: blue above the lit street light pink cloud shard moon

2022-09-01: crows laughing out of sight cackling cawing gone this cinquian inspired me to try my take on the …

2022-08-31: crow flaps a bang traffic

2022-08-30: b/le/a/e/ding edge

2022-08-29: dust clouds around the trees fenced in by red tape

2022-08-28: Creative Wisdom from Jason Isbell I don’t make country music. I don’t make pop music. I make folk music, really, with varying degrees …

2022-08-28: behind the fence golden-headed grass droops stepping off the duck slippery when wet

2022-08-27: raining acorns bounce

2022-08-26: brick wall butterfly flies away a bird

2022-08-25: mimetic theory and triangle roof joists recalculating… squirrel carrying a three acorn clover

2022-08-24: attic’s ribs bared to the sun behind the fence

2022-08-23: a crow laughs above a child’s cry

2022-08-22: lost in thought moss collects around the roots

2022-08-20: swaying seed-headed stalks dirt path one crow walking another

2022-08-19: rinse cycle rain suds in the bottom of the dishwasher

2022-08-18: first day of school and the spicing of pumpkins false fall

2022-08-17:    m   m m o o n m o o n …

2022-08-16: chrome grill constellation reflecting the stars cloud cover

2022-08-15: armadillo across the grass ramshackle barn hawk watching the unkempt field police car fog collects …

2022-08-13: front loader overtaken and overgrown color of asbestos an island of horses rural highway

2022-08-12: corrugated gold bricks stacked 2 to the horizon lines: dashed and un red eyes blinking in the sun …

2022-08-11: orange cone megaphone spewing sewer water into the street corner

2022-08-10: summer rain a cold knife through hot butter

2022-08-09: floating on a fog of exhaust dead obsidian suv

2022-08-07: Recommended Reading 33/22 Before we begin, consider: Why Do You Love the Poem? family reunionthe broken chord of a wind chime …


2022-07-31: Haiku Problems [Haiku] is where I go to calm down and process what’s going on in [and around] my head. Simply …

2022-07-31: ceiling fan a slight sway pear tree greasy cardboard box a closet shelf

2022-07-18: Recommended Reading 30.22 Let’s start with a Letter to the Local Police by June Jordan. I don’t want to pull out …

2022-07-06: the sky charged and dancing temporal pond the green of the leaves after sunset summer storm

2022-07-03: leaves shaking still air stirred fan blades

2022-06-28: (The) Doors Love 8:12 open the door of forever change … psychedelic pill in the pepper mill crocodile …


2022-05-08: watching my heart metronome in my foot _a good poem about moonlight, and more_

2022-04-30: banana peel browned banana peeled brown mush like a cracked melon on the ground banana peel brown …

2022-04-21: chicken bird fossil feud flying through the hand drawn archives of and child like curiosity

2022-04-02: rolling over the tracks rain trains clouds

2022-04-02: Hi-Q: an end / a beginning Today (April 2, 2022) is the 3 year anniversary of Hi-Q as a daily project. Of this specific …

2022-04-02: branches once bare soften under spring sun

2022-04-01: petals popping open riot of roadside color

2022-03-31: buds redden the depth of field

2022-03-30: double taking fake fly in death repose

2022-03-29: spring blues the bird empties the feeder the bird, the empty feeder

2022-03-28: leaves rippling reflected sunlight water feature?

2022-03-27: cast off mirepoix under the coffee grounds

2022-03-26: shadow boxing box’s shadow unflappable

2022-03-25: hawks hover above clouds heavy with promise of rain // gray clouds heavy with rain hawks hover above

2022-03-24: birds sing home the stars

2022-03-23: baseball bat song in the red bud breeze

2022-03-22: spring arrives to find what the birds left behind

2022-03-21: the eyes through other eyes lane shift

2022-03-20: in the rain pear blossoms in the squirrel’s stomach

2022-03-19: pumpkin patch in the sourdough soda bread

2022-03-18: prismatic cloud changing light and clocks

2022-03-17: traincar loudly announcing its corn products

2022-03-16: 63 feet of mixed messages big rig

2022-03-15: the weight of water

2022-03-14: roadwork signs like wildflowers in the scrub

2022-03-13: watching for brake lights the groundhog looks on

2022-03-12: the drone of insects and fan through winter window

2022-03-11: through the dark rumble the window lights, briefly

2022-03-10: the air blows a different season into the room

2022-03-09: amidst the whirlwind bird watching

2022-03-08: light and sound show through the flat glass cord cutter

2022-03-07: heat but for a second then lingers

2022-03-06: bowl stained the colors of sunset frozen beets

2022-03-05: seeing landforms in the sky

2022-03-04: seasonal crossfade nostalgia mix

2022-03-03: last night: fire today: smoke siren song

2022-03-02: tracks signal blinks the backbeat arms up

2022-03-01: the many masks of deflection worn

2022-02-28: lines the only thing in the sky other than the fog

2022-02-27: like droplets the petals on the ground red

2022-02-26: last year still in the soil

2022-02-25: the field a pond rutted

2022-02-24: swerving to miss the squirrel unmoved

2022-02-23: a kerfuffle a winged rustle a stillness

2022-02-22: the door heaving on quiet paws

2022-02-21: mesmurmuration of arcing star winged lightning

2022-02-20: author other silicon valley darling not in their dictionary

2022-02-19: fuselage salvaged as fuel for the forest fire

2022-02-18: decoding lines the tickle of the brain

2022-02-17: missing the squirrel for the tail mid-flight warm socks

2022-02-16: two hearts floating into the transformer

2022-02-15: rainbows dropping into puddles like the frogpond

2022-02-14: year’s first warmth signals interstitial szn red stripe and reggae

2022-02-13: stop / start for the swing of launching clouds

2022-02-12: money blocks stacked and allotted

2022-02-11: together apart screen time freeze melt

2022-02-10: wisp emoji cloud memory

2022-02-09: black wing and dusk both fall

2022-02-08: branch length fallen with the wisps of nest

2022-02-07: stackin up schemes like pharoahs click bricks with wrist flicks

2022-02-06: blue rising into gray the horizon smears together water colors

2022-02-05: drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip a day washes by

2022-02-04: light show on the half dome look up from the light slab

2022-02-03: another new cycle of a different sort order

2022-02-02: a question to clarify itself circling back

2022-02-01: summer breeze through the walls droning in the cold morning

2022-01-31: turning the corner a flurry of movement tail nuts

2022-01-30: ripe summer red sun caught on ragged ridge of blue [img alt: sunset blood drop on jagged horizon]

2022-01-29: winter’s cobwebs gathered in the shade

2022-01-28: andes of the untamed mind on biological acid

2022-01-27: salt in the grounds the full-bodied wine of a day

2022-01-26: sunset clouds actually solid amber sun

2022-01-25: a curve’s memory control lost frame-in-frame

2022-01-24: paper stained with memories and what else?

2022-01-23: sky bare shelves before / after the storm

2022-01-22: the rot mushroom’s buffet the rot

2022-01-21: water drips through the bird song cacophony

2022-01-20: moth-eaten blanket in the sun dog-stained snow a warm breeze

2022-01-19: the spear a pond in its own rain [img alt: drip drip drip icicle in the sun]

2022-01-18: frozen rabbit eye white wolf moon

2022-01-17: summer growth autumn color winter blanket

2022-01-16: forever like cholesterol shilling diamonds bedazzled calphalon

2022-01-15: sunrise drips into predawn remnants stuck between the trees

2022-01-14: Hi-Q: v8 clouds puddles of shadow mirroring stop line asphalt oil stain

2022-01-12: layered lights all the way down then dusk

2022-01-11: rolling gallery wall signed by the pseudonym

2022-01-10: there is no difference from a distance between rock and water drop

2022-01-09: the lights beacons in the gray [img alt: two windows curtain pulls closer on the day]

2022-01-08: time passes over the candle wick like blown smoke crumbs [img alt: blown out cupcake wrapper wrapped …

2022-01-07: minor moments adding up to a major scale

2022-01-06: branches heavy with nuts and their gatherers

2022-01-05: tic tac treetop snagged the sky just realized that yesterday’s Hi-Q was the 1000th consecutive …

2022-01-04: between them more than their shared shade does wind make a sound?

2022-01-03: fortune favors the bold(ed) type

2022-01-02: found trifecta hit with a hammer

2022-01-01: a fresh start on the same old every day is the start of a new year

2021-12-31: another trip around the sun sequel or original concept?

2021-12-30: redacting fortunes from pulped tea leaves

2021-12-28: cow tools

2021-12-23: how to haiku

2021-12-21: the cycle begins anew brighter days ahead

2021-12-20: Hi-Q: anti-[ ]-biotic scrip for the pharma company store syringe binge Recommendation the rhythm achieved through …

2021-12-20: Hi-Q: hands like gasoline stone sheen smells of ancient sun and fossilized rot Recommendation i added this poem to my …

2021-12-18: the sweater sheds as you fold it in a little bit Recommendation schitt’s creek Hi-Q Time …

2021-12-16: Raise your antenna and tune into the transmissions waiting for you. Do not filter the signal, become …

2021-12-12: The Wire opened up access to this archived article on Alvin Lucier after he passed earlier this …

2021-12-04: chase what gives you goosebumps sends a shiver down your spine tingles your scalp chase what …

2021-11-14: Hey creative types, if you work on a piece that results in a physical artifact of some kind — …

2021-11-12: i loved fantasy books growing up. Redwall was my jam and i did a book report thing on The Hobbit in …

2021-11-11: I love this as a reason for writing a poem: But honestly, I probably wrote the poem because I liked …

2021-11-10: Haiku: Zen Haiku by Jonathan Clements 📚 This book is a lovely mix of two topics of interest to me …

2021-10-31: inktober day 31: risk

2021-10-31: october photoblogging challenge day 31: home

2021-10-30: inktober day 30: slither

2021-10-30: october photoblogging challenge day 30: red

2021-10-29: october photoblogging challenge day 29: cycle

2021-10-29: inktober day 29: patch

2021-10-28: inktober day 28: crispy

2021-10-28: microtober day 28: underneath

2021-10-27: inktober day 27: spark

2021-10-27: october photoblogging challenge day 27: chaos it was begging for a low key glitch

2021-10-26: inktober day 26: connect or, since i couldn’t read my own handwriting, correct seems a perfect, …

2021-10-26: october photoblog challenge day 26: bliss

2021-10-25: inktober day 25: splat went apple picking over the weekend so apples are fresh on the mind

2021-10-25: October photoblog day 25: gravity

2021-10-24: microtober challenge day 24: connection

2021-10-24: inktober day 24: extinct

2021-10-23: october photoblogging challenge day 23: meaning

2021-10-23: inktober day 23: leak

2021-10-22: inktober day 22: open open hearted door wanted to try my hand at pattern after seeing the cover for …

2021-10-22: october photo challenge day 22: rest

2021-10-21: microtober day 21: space

2021-10-21: inktober day 21: fuzzy

2021-10-20: inktober day 20: sprout

2021-10-20: october photoblogging challenge day 20: sports

2021-10-19: inktober day 19: loop inspired by aram saroyan’s minimal poems

2021-10-19: october photoblogging challenge day 19: mirror

2021-10-18: inktober day 18: moon i seem to have a creative crush on the moon so this one was fun

2021-10-18: October Photoblogging Day 18: finished

2021-10-17: inktober day 17: collide

2021-10-17: microtober day 17: compass

2021-10-17: John Stevenson on Haiku “Haiku inspirations seem like dreams to me, in the sense that they have to be recorded as soon as …

2021-10-16: inktober day 16: compass

2021-10-16: microtober day 16: rotation

2021-10-15: microtober day 15: ethereal i also used this for today’s entry in my Hi-Q project

2021-10-15: inktober day 15: helmet inspired by true events

2021-10-14: microtober day 14: wheels aka the daily routine

2021-10-14: inktober day 14: tick blood on the brain

2021-10-13: inktober day 13: roof inspired by the affectionately(?) named “murder shed” in our …

2021-10-13: microtober day 13: animals

2021-10-12: inktober day 12: stuck

2021-10-12: microtober day 12: legend legend has it there is a cave a cave in which lives a mouth a mouth that …

2021-10-11: microtober day 11: hygge

2021-10-11: inktober day 11: sour 🍺

2021-10-10: Microtober challenge day 10: bridges no structural engineers were harmed (or consulted) in the …

2021-10-10: inktober day 10: pick

2021-10-09: inktober day 9: pressure

2021-10-09: microtober day 9: safe go sox

2021-10-08: inktober day 8: watch aka fun with words

2021-10-08: microtober day 8: twilight

2021-10-07: inktober day 7: fan

2021-10-07: This recipe for a good life doubles as a strategy for writing haiku: >McPhee seems to have …

2021-10-07: microtober day 7: spice couldn’t resist october + orange background on the prompt + …

2021-10-06: inktober day 6: spirit inspired by our decorations this year

2021-10-06: microtober photo challenge day 6: street

2021-10-05: nktober day 5: raven

2021-10-05: october photo challenge day 5: toy

2021-10-04: day 3: sharp

2021-10-04: inktober day 3: knot

2021-10-03: inktober day 3: vessel

2021-10-03: day 3: majority

2021-10-02: inktober 2: suit (img alt: in its mourning suit crow ruminates down the road)

2021-10-02: day 2: dark (img alt: dark crow feather evening sky)

2021-10-01: hell, why not make it three-a-day and do inktober while i’m at it [img alt: spirit filled …

2021-10-01: i’ve been doing a daily haiku email for a few years now so decided why not add another daily …

2020-02-07: stackin up schemes like pharoahs click bricks with wrist flicks