poetry

The Vedanta in Ottava Rima, a Fragment


The opening of Canto I from my unfinished ghost story / murder-mystery. “The Vedanta” is the name of a bar in the story.
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Introducing the Twinnet


The twinnet, a form made just for Twitter
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Weekly Sonnet 2009: That Summer

First of a new series of weekly sonnets. Your suggestions welcome! Read More...
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Roundel: I Do All Right


Roundel: I Do All Right. The text is here.
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Petulant Muse

The opening poem from my chapbook 44 Sonnets Read More...
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Statement


It’s over, and Carol’s making her statement to the police. The text is different, and I hope improved, from what I posted in the forums.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Under the Gun


Elaine and Jack in their final appearance
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Dear Reader


A very late introduction.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: One Phone Call


Backfilling a hole in the plot: Jack calls his lawyer from jail.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: What Have I Done?


I almost made him Jack’s Mystery Catt
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Elaine in Ecstasy


An ovillejo, a tangled ball of yarn, from Elaine in Ecstasy
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NaPoWriMo 2008: A Beautiful Friendship


Jack has a chat with Hank.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: The End of Every Road


Jack gets busy.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Elaine: My Sister's Heart


Elaine remembers her sister with Jack.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: 5 Summary Limericks, 2 Questions


Just what is going on?
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Hard Rain


Carol and Sue share alarming news in their first real conversation in years.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: sevenling (by now)


For first time, we hear Elaine, in a sevenling.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Legal Beagle


A visit for consultation
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NaPoWriMo 2008: What Are the Odds?


A confident Jack
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Two and Two Together


Sue's brain starts working starts working in my first dizain.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Carol Looks for Help


Carol Looks for Help from the wrong man.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Don't Mess with Helen


Best friends forever
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Like Clockwork


A conspiracy revealed ...
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Sue, in a Corner Booth


Jack doesn’t realize that Sue, in a Corner Booth, is listening while he tries to claim his hundred dollars.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Who Was Her Guide


Jack just can't resist boasting a little.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: So Sweet


It seems that Jack has won his bet.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Except for Sue


They're all the same for Jack, Except for Sue
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Jack's Bragging Song


He likes himself very much, so here's his Jack's Bragging Song
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NaPoWriMo 2008: It Stinks


Jack’s wife Sue gets her first turn in this rondeau redouble.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: High Stakes


High Stakes
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Caught


Caught
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The Vedanta - Invocation


Every poets needs help from time to time, so here's the Vedanta_Invocation.
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Open Mic

For five years my job every other Thursday was to get on stage with strangers and play music I'd never heard before. That’s
OpenMic
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Some Stranger

A sample sonnet from my homemade chapbook, 44 Sonnets:
SomeStranger
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Chief Marie Smith Jones


An ABC villanelle (tip of the hat to the Old Mole, Tad Richards) for the last native speaker of Eyak, Chief Marie Smith Jones
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Fragment From The Vedanta


VedantaFragment
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Alone in Bed


AloneInBed
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Triolet For a Bad Cold


TrioletForABadCold
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This Morning's Man


ThisMornngsMan
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For My Love, On the Winter Solstice


For My Love, On the Winter Solstice
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Before We Kissed


I read my new ovillejo to Krys, Before We Kissed
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6 Variations On a Listless Epigram


I have left undone those things which I ought to have done …
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A Trimeter Triolet

Reading "She's Out the Door" Read More...
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