Category: Poetry

TENACIOUS SHADOW BY ROBERT SAVINO

I roam in gardens where lilacs bow to me, that silent applause that special praise no room-filled crowd could offer. It would be a lonely world to some, no clapping no finger snapping, but not for me. I leave my shadow, dancing...

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GRAVITATION BY ROBERT SAVINO

Standing at the window looking between icicles I can barely see across the street. Crosswinds of snow change direction, pile drifts against the front door. I feel trapped. In the emptiness of necessity, play a game of Scrabble ....

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OUTSIDE THE DOORWAY BY ROBERT SAVINO

I labored for years, weary in gardens, kept snakes as pets and picked apples for teachers where flowers bloom’d in that same space weeds spread, where they’d share the same water, gathering grace in early stages of resemblance,...

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MEDITATING IN THE SNOW BY ZIXUAN ZHENG

Where high mountains never recede in snow, Water chestnut flowers bloom and grow, Plum blossoms welcome guests with their light scent, Over peaks in flocks, wild geese hastily flow. Gentle light pours sparse shades across...

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IMPERMANENCE BY WALLY SWIST

Shadows and light crossing the fields this morning fills me with abundance. Although ethereal, moving through the je’n sais quoi of slanting light and rolling hills offers resilience through this land of sacred geometries,...

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AFTER A NIGHT OF DRIZZLE BY PETER GOODWIN

The risen sun is hidden clouds dark and dense the air saturated and heavy no creature is stirring but a lone man in swimming shorts walking through his garden the long grass soaking his feet as he inspects his resilient flowers...

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REMNANTS OF A HOME BY PETER GOODWIN

Once a modest home by the river rented out by the Park Service then not rented, then abandoned to neglect and weather and rodents then torn down, turned to trash the trash trucked to a dump leaving behind a blighted scar by the...

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