One place understood helps us understand all places better.

Eudora Welty

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mountain skies

By Anne E. Kidd
In the quiet
of my grandmother's

In the bedroom
up the stairs

Under the darkling sky
of a mountain

I never
closed my eyes

Just out
of elementary

Just close
enough to God

That belief
didn't have
to be cemented

And each truth

I could believe
in the dark
of those
mountain skies.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Banana and mayo

Augustus Binu - Wikipedia
Partake of banana
and mayo
A bit of thought
will show

The sweet
and the mellow
slightly tangy
contrasts delightfully.

But some
will not lend ear
refuse to hear
such menu

Blue Plate
and white bread
Oh, the dread!

I give them up
as some lost

Of regretfully
contrived, confused
and palate deficient

To exquisite
taste and
filling grace.

Friday, June 16, 2017

A last breath, a last sigh

By Mogens Engelund
A last sigh
will come
a last breath
will pass
your lips.

The last words
are always
those remembered

And they are never
of the world.

Of the Father, maybe
of the Wife and Child, yes

Of Parents
and Grandparents
no doubt

The last words
come out
of lips that move
too silent
to hear.

A last breath
a spiritual need

A last tear
absolves the world
you leave.