bearly audible BOOK one

selected poems 2009 – 2014

I say book, but there’s no pages, no paper here.   Just a gathering.   This early website of mine, bearly audible, involved my participation often in two on-line poem-prompt communities.   My gratitude.   However in the interest of transparency I thought it right not to publicly edit myself.   What I did well, well fine, but if a response fell short or flat – that was still my expression, for better or worse as the marriage goes.   That said, of the over 300 poems posted I’d sooner not pretend to inflict them upon anyone.   So here, by whatever reason I cajoled myself, these are some fewer that have something to contribute.

Each link will present the actual blog posting of that poem in a tab or window of its own.   The order is simply alphabetic (sorry) nothing else.   As always my wish is for you to find something about language pleasing or revealing to you.   I do what I can and the rest is in your good palms to realize.

a practical poem ◉ prompt
a promise kept ◉ prompt
big yellow bus ◉ prompt
bowl ◉ prompt
Charles, with a period at the end ◉ prompt
circumnavigations
cowboys and horses prompt
drinking from the jar prompt
girl, bed and bear ◉ prompt
goldy bear prompt
hand me downs ◉ prompt
how
how far down does the water go?
how to make water prompt
I don’t do Cinquains ◉ prompt
I wish I was William Stafford
if there wasn’t a name for god prompt
if you didn’t have thumbs ◉ prompt
left hand draft ◉ prompt
Lilac choir ◉ prompt
make your own poem, day one
mariquitas gusta comer ◉ prompt
moonrise ◉
mothen wing
poem tales
prayers falling
questions of a Heart
recipe prompt
sacred bloody thumbs ◉ prompt
saving mother prompt
seven impossibilities
she wears one mask ◉
sister unkept prompt
sixteen thoughts going on six prompt
some hints toward happiness ◉
tempest words prompt
the dreams that grass dreams
the universe begins with an empty face because ◉ prompt
things to be left unpacked
thirteen ways to ride a ferryboat prompt
true nature ◉
being a twelve part study ◉ prompt
untitled love poem, number one ◉
Uvas canyon fire
watersongs
windfall
winter’s wain
writing blind ◉
writing you prompt