Poetry and Writing

Words

For words to do what they do best They cannot state the unexpressed If language gives the deepest thought Its greatest part remains untaught If dreams are spoken, not implied You can be sure the speaker lied Or he has been some gift denied For every human heart is...

The Lady Dances To the Violin

  "O wad some powr the giftie gie us" ... Robert Burns The lady dances to the violin She strives to win her gallant paramour While lightly, lightly bobs her double chin. Her slippers tripping, marking each refrain Gently placed, in order, on the floor: The lady dances...

Not about the babies

It’s not about the babies Although they are compelling With their tiny fingers And curling toes And soft cooing voices If it was about the babies They would care what happened Once they took that first breath Or at least past The doctor’s slap and that first cry If it...