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The Fall of Icarus

Today I was reminded of the folly of poor Icarus.

Trapped between the glare of the sun and the cold depths of the sea, things were never going to end well… 289 more words

The Orphan Sky, by Ella Leya

I am tempted by books set in places I’ve never read about, much less visited. Ella Leya’s The Orphan Sky is set in Baku, Azerbaijan in the late 1970s and early 1980s. 251 more words


Found: Poetry, Art, and Longfellow connections

I had a great time leading two workshops at the Longfellow House/Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site to help celebrate National Poetry Month.

“Something New, Something Strange:” Found Poetry Workshop… 314 more words

from a 1920’s postcard: F. Ongania Editore, Venezia


Basilica di San Marco in Venezia. (Postcard image). F. Ongania Editore, Venezia, circa 1920.

their sounds soared

from stone ground

up the rope pendulum

ricocheted round… 140 more words


The sea, the sun and sail

The capturing is in the eyes,
Connected to the ecstasy
Of everything that sunward lies;
Conveyed through mystic artistry

Upon a textured lanyard glows
The thought that fingers turn to glass… 24 more words

Original Poems

National Poetry Month day 22

Peacocks at Midnight

Preening eyes folded shut

on the archway green with

ivy and filtered moonlight,

their gentle self-soothing

blends with crickets,

the gentle rasp of trees… 45 more words



by Auburn Hamme

Colorless flowers grow
from hell.
Plaguing the earth with
The people walk on the ground
unaware of those
graves which they are… 8 more words