Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Dominican Republic

 what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
fav Dominican beer: Quisqueya


seafood medley.

 scenes from the car window. Drive to Cabarete.
 a first: fresh oysters on the beach.

 street scenes.
haze.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Midsummer, Tobago - Derek Walcott

Broad sun-stoned beaches.

White heat.
A green river.

A bridge,
scorched yellow palms

from the summer-sleeping house
drowsing through August.

Days I have held,
days I have lost,

days that outgrow, like daughters,
my harbouring arms.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Introduction to Poetry- Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide
                  
or press an ear against its hive.
                
I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.
                  
I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.
                 
But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.
                 
They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.