One Poem. One Planet. April 8, 2017

of new flesh softening my sharpness
I started to suspect
I am meant for blooming

One Poem. One Planet. April 7, 2017

Then a thousand years from now
cumulus clouds will billow open

like white chrysanthemums
extinct beauty sailing toward myth

One Poem. One Planet. April 5, 2017

Then today, I found a new fear
holding up the palace of grief

if they have already taken our outrage
what’s next but our wonder and awe

One Poem. One Planet. April 2, 2017

What has happened, Herr Kafka?

One Poem. One Planet.– Hiromi Ito

COYOTE My grandmother was a medium My mother was a magician My mother’s older sister was a geisha My mother’s younger sister had tuberculosis My mother’s other younger sister was barren All were wonderfully beautiful The spells mother… Read More

One Poem. One Planet. — Pablo Neruda

VI Then up the ladder of the earth I climbed through the barbed jungle’s thickets until I reached you Macchu Picchu.   Tall city of stepped stone, home at long last of whatever earth had never hidden in… Read More

One Poem. One Planet.–Lorna Goodison

THE YARD MAN: AN ELECTION POEM When bullet wood trees bear the whole yard dreads fallout from lethal yellow stone fruit, and the yard man will press the steel blade of a machete to the trunk in effort… Read More

One Poem. One Planet.–Keorapetse Kgositsile

ANGUISH LONGER THAN SORROW If destroying all the maps known would erase all the boundaries from the face of this earth I would say let us make a bonfire to reclaim and sing the human person Refugee is… Read More

One Poem. One Planet.

April is National Poetry Month here in the US–strange to celebrate an endeavor that knows no boundary, nor does it pledge its allegiances to any flag or political doctrine. Poetry exists because of and for the people of… Read More

March 31, 2016–Kara Lee Corthron, Playwright and Inspiration

Kara Lee Corthron started this. I’m so happy she did. “My hunger for knowledge is practically pathological,” writes Corthron. So is her passion for storytelling and sharing what she learns with her fellow travelers on this big blue… Read More