Bio Note: I like crisp autumn days. The end of harvest means I’m spending less time canning in my kitchen and more time writing. I live under a busy flyway. My hummers have left—I miss them. My poetry website link is above.
After: Green Sees Things in Waves by August Kleinzahler
The sea’s not blue, says Sailor Green, who knows his domain. I’ve seen oceans. I’ve sailed the gray-green whale path. A green glaze on the leeward side of the ship spread to the horizon. Rolling water, the backs of migrating turtles, shells carved in viridian. A mighty lizard tail that flails and splashes. A fountain shoots skyward, breaks and roars. One day, a jade frog glistens. Another, emerald quetzal feathers gleam. Turbulence sings, songbirds chorus with two voice boxes. Or waves whisper lime dreams. Billows rise, a forested mountain falls. Verdant land and houses shake, buildings flatten, life chokes. Or the water world goes still. A moss glass sheet mirrors chartreuse storm clouds. Sailor Green stands watch, studies fern water and waits for a typhoon.
a coiled snake
too early spring
A Wren Story
Jenny wren slaps my face with feathers when I water the moon cactus. Disturbed, the bird abandons three eggs, beige and yellow-flecked. The nesting pair builds a new nest in a hanging pot of fuchsia.
splashes on legs and chest
of mother and horse
Riddle-Me-Ree: A Guessing Game
Triptych synecdoche Part expresses the whole Riddle-me-nonsense Each name holds a clue Solve the riddle Guess the synecdoche Shadow-Tail1 No pillow or umbrella Over the head Whale-Path2 Sails without a ship Dismounts on sand Golden Treasure3 Hides in a locked box, No key, no lid Nancy Etticoat4 In a white petticoat Eats no bread-and-butter Hummer and Flutterby5 Lifts into the air Without gasoline Gray-Beard6 Age teaches Him wisdom Red-White-&-Blue7 I pledge Allegiance to you Little Man in a Tree8 A stick in the hand A stone in the throat Lucky Number9 & Barrel Rider Guess my name Riddle-me-res Riddle-see dee red bee Riddle-tee rae gee wee A part names the whole In a synecdoche puzzle Riddle-me-ree the answer --------------------- 1squirrel 2ocean 3egg 4candle 5hummingbird & butterfly 6old man 7American flag 8cherry 9Bilbo Baggins
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