Saturday, May 30, 2009

30 May, 2009 - Untitled

Thrice through the night the clock blasts,
Waking the dead, walking with vigor
Past bustling cities and farms so vast
As Cain's child cuddles the trigger.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

May 28th, 2009 - Commercial Interruptions

"Commercial Interruptions"

Game shows roll across snowy screens,
Hissing and spinning nightmares.
Contestants clutch new furniture,
Wheel sofas inside cramped ranchers
Pressing against jammed doors,
Locked windows.
Talk shows turning up lost children,
Forgotten parents,
Mistresses of the plumber’s wife.
Stained glass windows shine,
Lighting precious china, golden candles.
Prizes, presents, and prisoners
Lovingly arranged and showcased,
Placed on shelves in suburban homes,
Suffocating hallways and cluttering cabinets.
Midday rides inside on a thoroughbred stallion,
Swords swinging like children in a playground,
Terrified tears trickling past a plastered grin
When a soap opera begins
And a teacup falls.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 27th, 2009 - Rainy Evenings in Bastrop

Rainy Evenings in Bastrop

Memories remain stagnant and deep,
Perfectly lurking, gathering, growing
Graves lining the congested street
Lights spilling over roses in pavement.

Laughter swims past sad lamp posts
Standing guard as footsteps silence the night.
Flames light a broken grove,
Teenage hands gently claw out kittens’ eyes.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May 26th, 2009 - Haiku (plus update)

Tearing skies in half
Bodies rise from the pavement,
Being shot by Stars.

Okay, with summer back fully in swing I plan to write on this blog one a day every day, except when I do not have access to a computer, but hopefully that will not be often. Even when it is, I shall return with enough entries to compensate for lost time in order to keep my writing and my mind sharp.

Also, as this blog is the spawn of a Youtube project from the summer prior, I will be making one video each week containing myself reading a poem that I write during the course of the week. I shall link to these videos each Monday, though for any readers that I may have, you can check out previous readings and subscribe to my channel here to watch them when they go up on Sundays.

This project, as usual, is supposed to help me grow as a writer and, hopefully, provide the readers/viewers with exposure to original poetry. As usual, all creations previous and hence forth are available for free use as long as due credit is given, a link to the website will suffice, though comments and subscriptions to the blog and video service are always welcome. As part of my secondary summer project, exposing myself to as many cultural outlets, classic and current, as possible, I have created the Processed Grass blog which does not have any entries yet, but shall in the coming days. When the first entry is posted I shall post here with a link, though it's on blogspot and it's called Processed Grass, so it should be easy enough to find. And, if I have any regular readers that I do not know of, feel free to follow me on twitter if you want to, though I can't imagine what the benefit would be, though I'll likely post on there when a new entry is up here.

Anyhow, thanks for reading and continue enjoying, reading, and writing poetry and thank you for reading my work, I really appreciate it and continue to enjoy creating these poems each day. Also, I'll try and do a longer one tomorrow since I have a few ideas of more expansive poems I would like to test out, but expect many haiku over the summer as the form is a personal favorite.