Friday, January 28, 2011

A young victim at Moscow Airport

she is done crying
now she slowly rocks herself
her wide open eyes

Evening toast

Lengthening shadows
day gives up -- reluctantly
we toast the evening

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Moscow airport bombing victim

rivulets of red
running down her pale young face
she clutches a doll

Monday, January 24, 2011

Viva Vivaldi!

two in honor of the "red priest", Anna Giro, and the wayward girls from Ospedale
della Pietà

a bit of springtime
cheers him in January
his thoughts of Anna

Risque Vivaldi
his girls with their mandolins
trouble the censors

Friday, January 14, 2011

in honor of Jan. 20, 1961 -- JFK's Inaugural

An old poet reads
words held in his memory
that bright, cold noonday

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

spider's web

a spider's new web
glistening with morning dew
and stuck in my hair

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Blackbird rain

New Year's sky darkens
five thousand blackbirds raining
on shocked onlookers