Diamonds for the cancer crown

painting:  Plump Plum    by Ria Hills   I am a nine year survivor of advanced cervical cancer.  I wrote a number of “cancer poems” during 2008-2009, when I was undergoing radiation.  This is one of them. It’s written in the form  “Diamonte” which means it’s diamond-shaped.  You’ll see the pattern.   This is not a particularlyContinue reading “Diamonds for the cancer crown”

that shimmers on the brink of absence

Here is a poem by Richard Wilbur,  an American poet, and a favorite of mine:   A World Without Objects is a Sensible Emptiness     by Richard Wilbur   The tall camels of the spirit Steer for their deserts, passing the last groves loud With the sawmill shrill of the locust, to the whole honey ofContinue reading “that shimmers on the brink of absence”

Foggy morning at the Masonic Home

Here are the final three stanzas of a longer poem I wrote about twenty years ago called “Were You There?” I remember before I went to school, when I was three, visiting my mother’s ancient aunt in the Masonic home, in Elizabethtown Pa. My father and I walked the foggy misty gardens. Many steps, smellContinue reading “Foggy morning at the Masonic Home”

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