Hello and thank you to Michelle Franco for letting me share some poetry on her blog. I was hooked after reading River Jordan’s and her amazing sonnet.
I’m an author myself. I write a broad range of things; fiction, poetry, plays and I draw gnomes for my friends. The last one is not necessarily writing related but a fun bit of info. I’m a random kind of guy.
Poetry however is my favorite. It’s my guilty pleasure. I feel freest writing it. There’s something about the raw expression and honesty I can’t get enough of. Primarily, I write observational pieces about myself and things around me. I try to interpret the mundane and complex. I’m not always a deep thinker but I try to explain deep things in ways that make sense to me.
Lately, I’ve been writing Haiku for an upcoming book, Haiku in the Night, that should be finished in the next few months. I thought I would share selections from it.
Kiss my lips, phantom;
fill them with your mystery
and leave me the stars.
Beyond the sunset
Silhouettes of us hold hands
The past forgotten.
The tree knows one home
For its entire lifetime;
Dying if it moves.
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