I've had a tanka prose published to this online magazine. Extremely well done. Great job to all of the poets and artists involved!
Here's my contribution:
I found a man with his hands in his face. Defeated. A former teacher, now in his late seventies. His Alzheimer’s progresses rapidly. Along with other health concerns. A list. He has trouble communicating his needs. But this is clear. As he sits on a bench. Clear, he’s emotionally exhausted. I go over and sit next to him.
opens wider each day
a new journey
silently i put my arm
around his shoulder
Roy Kindelberger is an elementary teacher and memory care manager. He lives in Edmonds WA. Roy says: “As I make my journey through a memory care home, helping residents, I feel a connection. Even if it’s only for a moment. That connection of a handshake, a hug, a tear, a story, or a laugh. It most certainly puts things into perspective.”
I have two haiku in Jumble Box. I’m extremely excited.
Here they are:
the circle he paces
at the home
the day a tree branch broke
beneath my feet
I'm proud to share a recently published poem: https://coloradoboulevard.net/poetry-corner-building-bridges/
Here's my poem as well:
Roy Kindelbergera return
to an old manuscript
feels like new
a walk on the bridge where i
took the picture years ago
Roy Kindelberger of Bothell, Washington, shows a solid bridge of words reaching from past to present in this subtle strong poem. We all know the feeling of déjà vu and its power of transforming our feelings. Roy says: “It’s about mending the past. Bridges were broken.” Words of strong feeling are memorable and have power to connect and mend.
I realized I hadn't posted a short poem that was published in July. Well, here it is:
on a midnight walk
stops us at a fountain
cascades upwards and down again
there’s always more
I’ll be appearing at a Q&A Panel at the Sultan Library on Saturday November 21st, from 1:00-2:30.
I have the opportunity to be on the panel with the following authors:
J. Anderson Coats
It’ll be awesome to make my first appearance for Broken Bridges in over eleven months. If you feel like a Saturday drive, please come join me and other authors.
Thanks for your support!
I recently published another poem:
On Friday night, I participated in the open mic at Soulfood Books in Redmond. Along with a decaf coffee, I shared two of my poems:
It was a fun evening, with great poetry.
This Saturday, Redmond is hosting Poets in the Park. It’s an all-day event with readings and activities. There will also be booths with different writers and organizations. I’ll be with Haiku Northwest and also enjoying the other events. It’s a nice family event that encourages writers. Here are a couple of links going into more detail:
I’m excited to be invited back to J. J. Books for another book signing. It will be this Friday, December, 6th, from 2:00-4:00. The store is closing sometime in January. There are a lot of books available at half the price. If you are in the area, please stop by. The bookstore is located in Country Village in Bothell. A great place to visit this time of year, it has great shops and places to eat.