Thursday, April 27, 2017

Poetry's Chimes

Crema Lantern
—Poems by B.Z. Niditch, Brookline, MA
—Photos by Stacey Jaclyn Morgan, Fair Oaks, CA



Escorting the violets
to plant in the ground

no one but a bird
on an Elm branch

is heard with regrets
to make a sound

as a poet on the sunny wind
will reveal his secret word.



We sink
into Sixties movies

from Italy
because we want to think

of something beyond
beach red

into phantasms sanguinity
of life's reality instead.

 Papaver somniferum


Erasmus told a yarn
behind his barn

about his colt
in the mud

that the stud
was hurt

in the dirt
was taken to the hospice

during Christmas
but was rescued by Jesus.

Golden Celebration Rose


Shadows in a plethora
of motioning sorrows

in a honeymoon
bounded by waves

of a subterranean
ocean floor

looking toward
snorkeling tomorrow.

 Bronze Iris


Under a window
of faltering spiders

wondering why you
yourself feel as an outsider

in a polarization
of shadows

of astonished wishes
of meditation.



Wanting a safe space
in a field of butterflies

you asked for love
waking up to be wise

masked by secrets
of transparent regrets

hidden by a shield
of purple violets.


Today’s LittleNip:

—B.Z. Niditch

Frozen in time
of resolution

percolating as green tea
you asked for a solution

in a steaming hour
of questioning

the power
of poetry's chimes.


Our thanks to today’s poet and photographer for their fine work and for sharing it with us! Tonight in Sacramento, we have a choice of Poetry Unplugged at Luna’s Cafe at 8pm, or “Stories and Poems on the Theme of Magic” as part of the Speak Up Storytelling series at The Avid Reader on Broadway, 7pm. Scroll down to the blue column (under the green column at the right) for info about these and other upcoming poetry events in our area—and note that more may be added at the last minute.

And don’t forget that today is Poem in Your Pocket Day as part of the National Poetry Month celebrations. Find out what it’s all about at



 Celebrate poetry, and remember that The Air We Breathe 
is this week’s Seed of the Week!

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