Monday, February 28, 2005


Lonesome Music is back! After a six-week hiatus, posts have appeared again. Currently featured: a link to a Tift Merritt tune. Welcome back, Lonesome.

Friday, February 25, 2005

New Poem for the Weekend

The snow has passed through the D.C. area and the sun shines again today. Here's another new poem:

Poem: Naomi

You are not
a metaphor you are
the poem itself:
shapely as a sonnet
you move with
the graceful rhythm
of a pastoral ode yet
you speak with
metaphysical wit.
I am a line
of blank verse
until you lie
beside me
and we rhyme
a perfect couplet.

November 20, 2005

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

New Poem & New Link

A two-fer today. I discovered Some Depression a while ago. You can find full sets and live performances and if you're into Podcasting (which I confess is beyond me at the moment), there are many available. The emphasis is on roots, alt-country, and Americana, with lots of songs from Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Damien Rice, and many others.

And here's a new poem, with a newer one to follow in a day or two:

Toward the End of Winter

The wind pauses
as if gathering breath
suspended in one
moment’s stillness
along the edge
of sunlight and
shadow on the
sidewalk I pause
myself scarcely
breathing until
the wind picks up
again and harries me
on along.

February 18, 2005

Monday, February 14, 2005

New Poem

As promised, a new offering:

Unlike Achilles
(For Naomi)

You touch my hand
with one finger
and instantly my heart
feels it. Touch any part
of my skin with any part
of yours and I am
opened fully, my leg
trembles when your hand
brushes my back,
my right arm feels
your fingers on my face.
Unlike Achilles
I have no vulnerable
place: Touch me anywhere,
the sweet wounds bless
me everywhere.

February 9, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day all!

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

New Linkage (and Out With the Old)

Lonesome Music appears to have gone dormant; there have been no new posts in a number of weeks. Similary, the proprietor of Last Sound of Summer states that he will be updating very rarely from now on. So I have -- with some regret -- removed their links. In their places I have added Mangos and Mandolins and aurgasm. Check 'em out; great tunes at both.

And watch this space; more poetry soon!