Posted in Mother Poems

The Death Song Of Lenny Ross – Mother Poems

The Death Song of Lenny Ross Lenny Ross was a Whiz Kid quiz show contestant as a child in the 50s who later became an…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Mother Poems

The Chimney-Sweeper – Mother Poems

The Chimney-Sweeper When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry ‘Weep! weep! weep!…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Mother Poems

Odysseus To Telemachus – Mother Poems

Odysseus to Telemachus My dear Telemachus, The Trojan War is over now; I don’t recall who won it. The Greeks, no doubt, for only they…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Mother Poems

Goodbye To The Sun – Mother Poems

Goodbye to the Sun Out the sky it came Darkened my sun, crippling my light Eclipsed my day, created my night Black holes swallow everything…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Mother Poems

Late Afternoon At Point Reyes – Mother Poems

Late Afternoon at Point Reyes Dunes simmer, bulrushes guard the gray gold emptiness of the Pacific coast summer. I lounge face upward with outstretched arms….

Continue Reading...
Posted in Mother Poems

My Sister Buried In A Trunk – Mother Poems

My Sister Buried in a Trunk I was around Every night I called up to her window EmilyEmily, dont die alone… I was there As…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Mother Poems

Imaginary Landscape With 29 Birds (After Audubon) – Mother Poems

Imaginary Landscape with 29 Birds (After Audubon) Reptile stalking snake legs balance whiter feather arching cruelty ending eyes black-brown scissors poking after lizard slither. Hooping…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Mother Poems

Howl (Parts I And Ii) – Mother Poems

Howl (Parts I and II) For Carl Solomon I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Mother Poems

Her Kind – Mother Poems

Her Kind I have gone out, a possessed witch, haunting the black air, braver at night; dreaming evil, I have done my hitch over the…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Mother Poems

For My Achondroplasic Child – Mother Poems

For my achondroplasic child Your mother died of cancer, my child. She died slowy, without drama but with great agony. That’s the answer I gave…

Continue Reading...