Category Archives: Poetry

36th Street Crossing

A passing through Tucson at night. Signals flashing, bells a-clanging Drivers impatiently waiting the passage of the caboose. A red light fading into the night. Photo by Jocko Weyland


I dream of 1969. The GTO is red. A blonde is behind the wheel. Her skin white. Untouched by summer. Spring on a highway heading south Florida in the distance. Her hand shifts to fourth. Her foot presses on the accelerator. Faster faster.  Go GTO go. Her name is Dee Dee. She has too much […]

The Babbling Brook

The Babbling Brook Alfred, Lord Tennyson I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally, And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley. By thirty hills I hurry down, Or slip between the ridges, By twenty thorps, a little town, And half a hundred bridges. Till last by […]

The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam

Persia has existed many times from the Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BC) to the ill-fated Pahlavi Dynasty in the 20th Century. Its rulers and people reveled in knowledge and beauty. While perusing through my grandmother’s attic in Westbrook, Maine I found THE RUBYIAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM and THE PRINCE OF ISFAHAN. Two weekends ago in the […]

John Cooper Clarke – National Trust