Wednesday, August 12
Shadow

poems

JOY . . . in reVisioning

JOY . . . in reVisioning

Joy, poems, Poetry
"Every day brings a choice, to practice stress or to practice peace." Joan Borysenko, the author of A Woman's Book of Life  a shadow walking in the quake of my steps a tattered pad and pen, old hands taking notes, random thoughts and oddly paced prayers, misspelling the past, scribbling the future in lines dim, ungrammatical, lacking any cadence in a waking moment, i amend the notes, seize the present, edit history, writing complete sentences, grammatically precise, organically composed, a latter-day revisioning © 2018, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day and The BeZine)
Brown Eyes …. Poems in Memory of My Father

Brown Eyes …. Poems in Memory of My Father

poem, poems, Poetry
Hello, Nazim ... Hello! After Nazim Hikmet What happiness that today I can be “open and confident” Though normally I would hide in the safety of feigned ignorance, feign joy, pretend that I can see my clear sky in spite of his clouds Respectfully, I provide the detail requested ... The year is 2016 The month, January This the first Wednesday The hour is 6 a.m. now that i am getting to know you, now that i am chest-high in your poesy it’s your time that interests me ..........1902 ~ You were birthday twins, Nazim You and my mysterious father, born the same year, into the same culture, spent your youth in that turmoil If I study you, Nazim, will I find him, my diffident father, in the dissident roots of your Turkish sensibility ~ they said he left ...