Poet’s Corner: Three A.M., Country in the City, Reset

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group Three A.M. Sleep has abandoned me. Awake my soul, my senses, myself. Go out through darkness to those lights you left, unremembered. There they all are! Orion, Pleiades, the Big Dipper and orienting North Star! The elusive Milky Way, Jupiter, Mars!…

Poet’s Corner: Ex-Caliber, The Goldfinch, Resurrecting the Living Dead

  Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Ex-Caliber He was a 19-year-old cowboy from Wyoming who loved to break horses as a teen fur trapped for pocket money who once spent a day shearing sheep for $1 came home his bloody hands cut to ribbons who once…

Poet’s Corner: Transcendence, Pandemic Dancer, Hieroglyphics

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Transcendence We walk the beaches in light and rain, beckoning the tide to wash away our pain, releasing our grief to revelation and self-discovery. Ahead of us in the sand, among seaweed and driftwood, lay the remains of decayed sea life,…

Poet’s Corner: Life and Death in the Back Yard, Glass Half Empty

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Life and Death in the Back Yard The neighbor’s cat with the pure black fur noticed my movement in the kitchen and fixed his stare at me. I eased forward to get a better view of our small, oval-shaped lawn through…

Poet’s Corner: No One Knows, Good Day

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group: No One Knows 1880s, western Sweden, province of Värmland. A farm with a very long name— Buvassrönningen– a very long name, but not enough hectares of land for four sons and four daughters. Buvattnet— the name of the resolute lake on…

Poet’s Corner: Catch & Release, Invasive, A Neglected Garden

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group Catch & Release Sober in somber light our fathers stood along the river and didn’t imagine anything beyond fat trout rising, to lure voracious cutthroat and rainbow to take the stonefly or nymph from the tip of a hushing whip of…

Poet’s Corner: Summer Reality, Denial, El Camino de la Sed

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Summer Reality Summertime and the living is easy. balmy, serene, cloudless skies colorful landscapes many shades of greens and blues rainbow of flowers. bountiful harvests sweet juicy fruits, crunchy, delicious veggies lazy, idyllic days fishing, camping, boating beautiful, tranquil sunsets cheery…

Poet’s Corner: How it is, Red Volkswagen Beetle, To the SANDBOX!

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. How It Is I showed up for the scheduled meeting a month too early. That’s how it is now – Too much loss to think. Too many tragedies to count. I’m here at the non-meeting alone So I sip chai tea…

Poet’s Corner: Sluper Slop Slunday, Summer of ’99, Teardrops of a Dahlia

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Sluper Slop Slunday Today is the day of screams, frights, and delights It’s the day of forced flight The first Sunday after Jack-O’-Lanterns reign In the midst of rain, wind, and muck Each one has been painstakingly chosen According to shades…

Poet’s Corner: Distance, Love, Nature

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Distance “Distance makes the heart grow fonder…” or perhaps heal a bad situation memories of pain and fear needing to be forgotten alone in our own reality desperate to feel safe desperate to be held no matter how far away we…

Poet’s Corner: Kenjiro Nomura, Artist; Adults Sitting Around Drinking

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Kenjiro Nomura, Artist 1. Black and White The driven leaves are gone and skeletal woods are rising from the dead to clothe the black with flesh again. Spilt ink on a blank page: ragged black clouds feather downward, diminishing the white…

Poet’s Corner: Tattoos, The Indestructible Canvas of the Soul, Voice Recognition 1966

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Tattoos (Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”) songs are like tattoos… words imprinted on the skin of my soul. music embedded in the voice of my memory. Love creates wounds, opens pores, to receive colors, images, leaving forever marks…

Poet’s Corner: Wanderers, The Voice of Nomura San, A Product of His Time

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Wanderers Progress moves ever forward paths followed create the footprints of our destiny the fertility of dreams pinpoint the road to our destination who we are is either a matter of choice or circumstance disconnected from “polite society” the homeless roam…

Poet’s Corner: Swimming a Mountain Lake, Wave Jumping, Big Sky

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Swimming a Mountain Lake Pick the hottest day of summer and climb into the mountains as high as your pounding heart allows. When you arrive at the lake even the sight of the liquid jade will begin to quench some longing…

Poet’s Corner: Checking In, Turnings

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Checking In ”Oh, Punkin, how about if we just leave it there for now, take it again tomorrow norming . . . or not . . .” As you can tell, Max is much better at peacemaking than his brother Daryl,…

Poet’s Corner: Celestial Messages, Light and Night, A Day of Wandering

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Celestial Messages The heavens are telling the glory of God the wonder of his work displays the firmament (Psalm 19:1 ) 1 The night sky is filled with galaxies of bright stars, hidden by city lights, and are beautiful from the…

Poet’s Corner: Poem For The Old Year; Loving Presence; Oh, Bed of Winter

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Poem For The Old Year Let our hearts all turn Like the broad heads of sunflowers Bristling with seeds and openly gazing At a distant blaze together, Rotating back and forth As the year proceeds: Dumb with love Exploding into harvest…

Poet’s Corner — Lenox, Mourning

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.   Lenox I emptied the heavy Lenox plates from your China cabinet Ten creamy place settings rimmed with pure gold. I thought of the Passover Seders, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals How much you created. My fat tears smeared the ink in…

Poet’s Corner — The Trouble With Leprechauns, 78 Revisited, Ice Cracks

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. The Trouble With Leprechauns I’m having a hard time with leprechauns Lately   As a little kid, their stories Lit me up with excitement Made me laugh and wonder And maybe feel a bit of fear They were so funny, unusual…

Poet’s Corner: Baldwins, Getting Religion, Therapy In Ice, First In Line

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Baldwins I was not grateful, I admit, for the lumpy sack of apples the neighbor lady dropped on the stoop in late October, until, peeled and cubed, charged with cinnamon, their ancestral balm enlightened a starless night. Susan Pittman ~ ~…

EPIC Poetry Group — Poet’s Corner: Read My Lips, Wandering, Contests

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Read My Lips If what you say is only mouthed without a sound does it become less important? If I don’t understand the soundless movement of your lips will we enter a moment of confusion and mistrust? When words are quiet…