Monday, April 30, 2012

Let's Move Along Now

ok, folks, let's move along now -- let's move along -- nothing to look at !! (National Poetry Month's over -- & sheer desolation stretches out, cruelly, before us)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pig & Rabbit

-- a pig & a rabbit -- snuggling inside my heart ---

Monday, April 23, 2012

the Knitting Club

knitting club attendance skyrockets the day after National Poetry Month

Friday, April 20, 2012

Affirmation !!!

looking back on the 1st 20 days of National Poetry Month -- I marvel at the tenacity, audacity and & xtreme levels of surpassing achievement (well done, all, well done)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tony Hoagland at Petco (shopping for a kitten)

shopping for a kitten at Petco Tony Hoagland lapses into Professor Mode: "I'm sorry, miss," he says, sneering down, "But this so-called Kitten just won't work for me. It's just-uh-uh-too frivolous.. too shiny...uh-uh... too full-of-itself.... it's all over the place, really, now, isn't it ??...uh-uh-uh,........ &, did i mention its sneering??... that's its best quality, really... uh-uh,...i mean i kind of admire how it sneers at me... kind of admire how it doesn't even seem to acknowledge my existence.... but, really, ha ha, it's all surface,... all glitz and shimmer... and, uh-uh, it's sneering at me, again, Miss... uh, uh, Make it stop, plz, Miss,... make it stop!"

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Big Question

just think how great Eliot, Stevens, Shakespeare, Homer, Dante, etc, would have been if they'd been spurred on by a National Poetry Month (it just boggles the mind, doesn't it ??)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Heart of My Poetry

When people ask me "Rauan, what's at the heart of yr poetry?" (& this happens a lot -- yeah, right!) I show them this picture