Category Archives: Sonnets

Maureen Owen reads from Edges of Water

… On Saturday, April 26, Maureen was in town for the panel discussion on collaborative creation via the artwork of George Schneeman that was on display at Poets House, and then she read at Zinc Bar on Sunday. That is where I got her new […]

Shakespeare’s Sonnets 1 – 10

… The texts for the following sonnets are taken from The Pelican Shakespeare and read by Simon Callow. Enjoy. … Sonnet 1 From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty’s rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender […]

L’Albatros by Charles Baudelaire

… Souvent, pour s’amuser, les hommes d’équipage Prennent des albatros, vastes oiseaux des mers, Qui suivent, indolents compagnons de voyage, Le navire glissant sur les gouffres amers. À peine les ont-ils déposés sur les planches, Que ces rois de l’azur, maladroits et honteux, Laissent piteusement […]


… My cat and I play chasing each other. He jumps while I write and then stretches out full length in back of the warm computer to claw my hand when it comes in sight. Ouch! Ow! I say but Cachito doesn’t care about a […]

Love Is Not All by Edna St. Vincent Millay

… Today, Monday February 22, Edna St. Vincent Millay, had she lived, would have been 124. I was a little over a year old when she died. In my youth I swear I read somewhere that she died sitting on the steps in her house […]


… As swallows swoop above the boat begins To move although all of us people here Stay still hearing the horn announce we have Let go. The leaves of the rooted bamboo Bend and sway. Mountains go back and further Back into the clouds. The […]

DAILY NEWS by Bill Kushner

… A lady’s thrown over the subway, that dark kid In the window, he just stands there, stares I just wear my shirt altho this October morning’s cold 3 guys doing things with bricks, why it’s Joe & Son, Contractors: way up there’s Joe & […]