5.31.2016

This Is All Leda's Fault

Bask
in the marvelous
incongruity of May
with her rages
and jewels
joys
mixed with catastrophe
She is a rare gift
nonpareil
cream
on hemorrhaged lips
taciturn yet stylish
blue
irresistible
syncopated and swanlike
Best make tracks
or tumble headlong
maybe both

(OOAK ART doll by Lina Macijauskiene.)

I learned about the fantastic art dolls of Lithuanian artist Lina Macijauskiene from my friend Jori, who owns the one in this photograph. Isn’t this doll wonderful? I love her.

More dolls at Lina Macijauskiene’s Etsy store: LinaMacijauskieneART
Jori’s cool blog: Shivers of Delight

Sharing this at the Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden.

P.S. I turned FIFTY on Sunday. What!?!

5.25.2016

My Grandmother Would Have Been 106 Today



Happy Birthday to my grandmother,
Anne Gilmore Stewart!


My new book, Heart Container, is dedicated to my grandmother:

5.23.2016

The Color of Goodbye

The happy chartreuse
of early spring on Mt. Tom
I missed this year
while not paying attention.

Your moan
yearning forward in many shades
of red, then blue,
then bloodiest-red again.

Everything vaguely
distressed Polaroid
through rose sunglasses.

Mourning doves,
oatmeal with honey,
when your eyes look green.

Sharing with The Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden today.

5.19.2016

Bardo

Presented
with the chance
of losing you
memory bows
to tragination
rattles
hysteria’s gate
dons
a death shroud
while preparing
a fat-free meal

5.09.2016

Rose & Hydrangea




Mother's Day.

5.03.2016

Advice (Not Really)

Feeling sad?
Write a poem!
   (if only
inspiration
came so
    if always
the spirit
moved melancholy
right-brain
manufacturing hay)

Sharing with the Real Toads on The Tuesday Platform. May Tuesday!

5.02.2016

The Roar Sessions

Tickled & quite humbled that a little missive by yours truly is included in the tremendous cacophony that is THE ROAR SESSIONS, curated by Poet, Promptress, & Coach Jena Schwartz. Read it here:
"The Roar Sessions: Using My Words" by Marian Kent