Pictures & Poetry {May 2021}

Hello, my friends! Since you guys really seemed to enjoy my last poetry post, I thought it was about time for another one! One of these days I’m going to put these poems and a bunch more into another book, but for now, enjoy some pretty words and pictures here on my blog. Today I … Continue reading Pictures & Poetry {May 2021}

Once Was Lost

Once Was Lost, by Seth Steinzor, is book three of In Dante’s Wake, his poetic retelling of Dante Alighieri’s Commedia. I previously reviewed his retelling of L’Inferno, To Join the Lost, and his retelling of Il Purgatorio, Among the Lost. Once Was Lost begins and ends with descriptions evocative of a seaside holiday, the smell … Continue reading Once Was Lost

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow – about the first Busy Bee book

In Endangered Meadow the bees of Old Oak Meadow have to unite the meadow’s inhabitants to stop some developers building houses all over it. The UK has lost 97% of its meadows since the middle of the 20th century and the madness of the planning system means that councils want to build more little boxes … Continue reading Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow – about the first Busy Bee book

Hearts at the River’s Edge

Driftwood, Sunrise on the Delaware River The earth murmurs ancient heart-songs.Hear them in root-rush and rock-rhythmstapped by sea-spray rainbows.The eagle’s whistle slices the peached-tipped clouds–life and death balanced. Hand-in-hand, we watch the light glide throughlove-grief fault lines, as the ghosts dance at the river’s edge. A quadrille (a poem of exactly 44 words) for dVerse … Continue reading Hearts at the River’s Edge