Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Young and Old By Charles Kingsley

when all the world is young, lad,
and all the trees are green,
and every goose a swan, lad,
and every lass a queen;
Then hey for boot and horse, lad,
And round the world away,
Young blood must have its course, lad,
and every dog his day.
When all the world is old, lad,
And all the trees are brown;
And all the sport is stale, lad,
And all the wheels run down;
Creep home, and take your place, there,
The spent and maimed among:
God grant you find one face there,
You loved when all was young.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Canto NoLLA by Anita Endrezze Probst

Black wolf, naked night-hunter,
You crouch in the corner and growl.
Your howling eclipses my pleas
and the sharp glasses rip open your mouth
with the quick surge of an eagle's anger.
You dark spirit, trying to hide the blood
and spill it on me in rage;
Baring your hard jaw and black hair,
while your crawl, trying to see the moon,
once you told me that
the moon was in my eyes.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Once Again By Liz Sohappy Bahe

Let go of the present and death,
Go to the place nearest the stars,
Gather twigs, logs;
Build a small fire;
A huge angry fire.
Gather nature's skin;
Wet it, stretch it,
Make a hard drum;
fill it with water
to muffle sound.
Gather dry leaves, herbs;
Feed the fire.
let the smoke rise
with the roundness of the sun.
Moist your lips, loosen your tongue,
Let the chant echo
from desert, valley, and peak
whereever home is
Remember the smoke,
the chants, the drums,
the stick grandfather held.
as he spoke in the dark
of his father's power.
Gather your memories
into a basket, into a pot;
into your cornhusk bag,
your grandfather sings for us
beyond the dry rustling cornstalks.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Flash Friday 55: December Words

Decent, technology, ember,
Gem, bee, October, November,
Home Depot, Best Buy, Becky,
Winter, Christmas, Holidays,
Bible, church, Sundays, Santa,
Gifts, Presents, Family, Love,
Virgin, New Year's Eve, Merry,
Christmas Trees, Ornaments, Greetings,
Cards, Fire Crackers, Changes,
Birthdays, Decorations, Chimney,
Reindeer, Sled, Snow, Red, Snowman,
Money, Cash, Skiing, Santa Fe, Shopping Mall
Checks, Phone Calls, emails...