words were poems first BOOK two

selected poems 2014 – 2022
Offered here, the more well expressed poems of this period. Mostly of my own imagining rather than prompt driven as previously. More better poems? By my ear & hopefully yours as well. My wish, that these threads will open other possibilities. Poems here are displayed by date chronology.
Mosaic is of recent acknowledgment, for my sense of being broken (physically) yet looking toward a better gathered whole. 2022-10-03

2015-03-27 carnations ◉
2015-09-10 things I’ll do when I master space & time
2015-10-18 a real live boy ◉
2015-11-09 the wish fulfilling jewel ◉
2016-02-01 I’m probably wrong about most everything
2016-04-13 threads ◉
2017-12-30 twelve ◉
2018-07-11 what to throw into the volcano ◉

2019-04-05 under near
2019-04-12 draw a circle, i
2019-04-14 poem rules ◉
2019-04-20 directions to the beach
2019-04-24 here, taste this
2019-04-29 Shadow
2019-05-13 real poems
2019-05-28 randomized belongings
2019-06-08 she ◉
2019-06-08 where poems come from
2019-10-09 maybe I’ll remember color
2019-10-13 the nature of air ◉

2020-02-15 tangible ◉
2020-09-10 the book of lies ◉
2020-09-12 another day in Paradise
2020-10-08 being moon
2020-10-30 no promises ◉
2020-11-02 trees in the forest
2020-11-07 Saving mother
2021-06-22 five noble truths ◉
2021-07-25 Anatomies
2021-09-11 the best part of writing a poem
2022-04-19 the ten most things that want to speak
2022-08-05 the universe begins with an empty face because ◉ (reprise)

MOSAIC poems

2021-08-12 before light ◉
2021-08-24 a journal of everything ◉
2021-08-29 it happens like this
2021-09-03 feeding ground
2021-09-07 rhythm is the face inside the words ◉
2021-09-24 autumn could be
2021-09-29 more ◉
2021-10-06 nothing much

2022-06-13 plurals ◉
2022-06-23 shadow ◉
2022-07-04 impressions ◉
2022-07-06 broken ◉
2022-07-08 John
2022-07-18 here’s to another month
2022-07-18 apple tree
2022-07-20 you know
2022-07-31 when we both had bare feet ◉

2022-08-04 monterey bay for real ◉ (water poem)
2022-08-06 what to do with life
2022-08-07 how to measure a life ◉
2022-08-08 talk to the poem ◉
2022-08-10 how to make a blessing
2022-08-12 poem standing on its feet ◉
2022-08-15 haikai no ku ◉
2022-08-20 no name here ◉
2022-08-21 she said
2022-08-23 you, say the title here ◉
2022-08-24 being me ◉
2022-08-26 gone fishing ◉
2022-08-30 Uvas canyon fire ◉ (reprise)
2022-08-31 water is ◉ (Kerfe painting)

2022-09-03 morning water lights
2022-09-10 looking from here (poem prompts)
2022-09-12 show me ◉
2022-09-15 if you know
2022-09-16 plain talk don’t matter much ◉
2022-09-21 small wisdoms
2022-09-21 my eyes become colors ◉ (Kerfe painting)
2022-09-24 if you were going to look for me
2022-09-24 stanza ◉
2022-09-27 dance ◉

2022-10-03 random conversations ◉
2022-10-03 fingerprints ◉
2022-10-03 sea me change (water poem)
2022-10-04 First Woman on the Sun ◉
2022-10-07 how I learned to play the violin ◉
2022-10-07 Kaisuiyoku 海水浴 ◉ (water poem)
2022-10-12 dishes laid on the table dishes, gravity
2022-10-12 these words, a limited alphabet ◉
2022-10-18 caravan
2022-10-22 like being a dog ◉◉ (why I write) prompt
2022-10-24 tell me words ◉
2022-10-26 she sees stars ◉
2022-10-27 ocean inside us ◉ drawings
2022-10-30 shadow play ◉
2022-10-31 encouragement like this ◉

2022-11-02 she wears one mask ◉ reprise/revised
2022-11-03 two feet on high ◉
2022-11-07 devotion found ◉
2022-11-10 gilt edged tanager hatched ◉ (Kerfe painting)
2022-11-12 the room in moonlight ◉
2022-11-13 poetry without poets ◉
2022-11-14 shoeless feet say home like this ◉
2022-11-17 he does not mention love ◉
2022-11-18 thirst, the long march to getting here
2022-11-19 fully formed ◉
2022-11-20 meaning in their feet
2022-11-21 anticipation
2022-11-25 poem lions ◉
2022-11-27 smoke signals ◉
2022-11-30 what to throw into the volcano reprise

2022-12-04 ocean deeply ◉
2022-12-09 five confessions of reality
2022-12-12 intending a life with poetry
2022-12-13 the making physical poem
2022-12-15 a gift of salt
2022-12-31 bigger than a shoebox is ◉

2023-01-01 drawing fish ◉
2023-01-11 not about dogs, but maybe
2023-01-15 spontan’e•ous
2023-01-17 the meaning of this is ◉

2023-02-03 morning meditation, thirds ◉
2023-02-06 illusions inside my pocket ◉
2023-02-06 weighing of the heart
2023-02-06 bright eyes this close

 
 
photo: and I thank William Stafford for teaching me so very much about writing.