Friday, February 15, 2019

Be It What It Will

Midnight Express
—Poems and Photo Artwork by Smith, Cleveland, OH


Black cat in lap,
olive eyes watch me
through the purr.

Falling snow scatters light,
softens sounds, sweetens strife.


Leaf from tree
flies with birds

 Wins of War

Wounded frog suffers—
full fat heron watches

 Lion's Den

Spider, quiet, waits
for whine of web—


Winter cold kills plants
which rot in soil
flower spring warmth

 Old Comb By Lady


I dumb cracker
she smart cookie
I walking disaster
she good looky

 Lady K

Warming heater expands,
its metal cricket creak
music in the cold


Sometimes sleep slides us
one trouble to another
with but dream between

Be It What It Will

Today’s LittleNip:


I got my pluses
I got my minuses
I got my in-betweens

So do you


Good morning and thanks to Smith (Steven B. Smith) for today’s tasty brunch in the Kitchen! And don’t forget that Robert Ramming and Charles Halsted will read tonight at The Other Voice in Davis, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Patwin Rd., Davis, 8pm. Scroll down to the blue column (under the green column at the right) for info about this and other upcoming poetry events in our area—and note that more may be added at the last minute.

Poems-For-All Press has released a new book by Paul Fericano:
Things That Go Trump in the Night: Poems of Treason and Resistance, a lively collection of satiristic poems, comments, and prose about you-know-who, all put together by Robert Richard Hansen in his always classy style. And—Barack Obama has made a short comment on the back: “A searing and timely lampoon of the juvenile Trump dictum, and the courageous satirist who rescues truth from delusion.” Howzabout them apples!?! Check it out at



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