"Cold Mountain" wins Subud International Cultural Association (SICA) Poems for Peace Award
"Just Like John Glenn" is semi-finalist in Knightsville Poetry Contest
Poem will be published in the 2012 issue of The New Guard.
"Psalm 656" wins 2012 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize
My "beatific and irreverent" poem was awarded First Place in the Telluride, Colorado competition, and "Shooting the Apple" earned an Honorable Mention.
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Words of Wisdom
"Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things."
--Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea
Santa Fe Solstice
Our cats stretch out asleep by the window
The longest shadows
fall on the shortest day
My wife sets out seed for the pinon jay
a flash of blue
and gray against the snow
We listen for news on the radio
they say another blow
is on the way
We may be housebound for the holiday
hibernate like bears
in our bungalow
but though it’s eight degrees below
this season of grace
light a fire and survive the only way
we know by staying dry
and lying low