As my gift this holly day season I'd love to offer any of you a sprig of poetry, now through December 22rd I'm writing whimsical acrostic name poems. Use for a gift tag, tucked in a handwritten card or even an e-card with images or music attached for someone special.
Better yet, simply give yourself a yuletide fortune cookie. Please leave a comment with the name, and I'll email you the poem. (If it's a surprise for another reader of this blog, send me private email - see top right of my website for address.)
Here are a few I sent out spontaneously as New Year's blessings this January 1st.
Here's one I wrote last night as seasonal thank-you for one of my teachers, Mukti:
- Totality innocent
Today, for Briana:
- neverending Aria
(Yeah, reverberates is one of my favorite words.)
Today, for Daisy:
- squealing "Yo!"
p.s. I'm ending my emphasis on microblogging (i.e. Twitter) over blogging, and will be writing again here.
p.p.s. So much to catch you up on, or not. I could tell you I started reading The Road today on a recommend by a writer I met at Moab Confluence, or that I saw my first ladder-backed woodpecker flitting on a cactus in the Mojave desert last Thursday, or that I'm living temporarily in Las Vegas, or that this story, Pearls Before Breakfast, had me crying in a Borders cafe this week. Or that my Mom found for me my birth time tonight after decades of asking - 6:15 pm, so that I know my Saturn is in Pisces, and thus I could have skipped engineering college: "Your road to success may be in the artistic, spiritual, or even the psychic."