Sunday, June 18, 2006

Parting and an announcement

I'm sorry I've been so quiet recently. Truth to tell, I haven't done much writing recently because we've been packing up to move across the country. So I'm also announcing a (hopefully) short hiatus until I can get real internet access again.

Also, I am told that Donald Hall is now the Poet Laureate of the United States. He wrote Ox Cart Man. If you don't know that book, I'm sorry for you because you had a deprived childhood. :)

Here's a poem I wrote for a friend of mine a couple of years ago when I thought we were moving.

If, when looking into the dim future
Your heart is saddened by our parting,
Think not on the grey years
That will separate us one from the other.
Oh no dear friend! Think instead
Upon those happy passing days
When we side by side would sit
Telling the secrets of our hearts.
Then forget the long sorrow to be
And remember only our laughter
And then shall your heart be renewed.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Other Side--poem

I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a while. I've been very busy with school and such. But I have several poems from my English final. Here is one:

The Other Side

There is always
Another side to see.
The sun is hot and burning but
It ripens the pears in June.
The sand is hard and gritty but
It forms pearls in oysters.

Bubblegum is chewy and fun but
It sticks on everything, especially when stepped on.
A candle gives light but
It burns.
There is always
Another side to see.