October-November Publication News

October-November Publication News

1-Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, October 20, 2017

Thank you Mankh for publishing one of my favorite haiku:

veins on leaves

my tree’s hands

touch mine


2-Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, October 24, 2017

Thank you ayaz daryl neilsen. Check out these other poets:

Diane Webster, Cathy Porter, Nancy Shires, Teresinka Pereira, Candy Cooper-Towler, Ann Christine Tabaka, Jean Aldriedge, Carl Mayfield, and Toma Rosen.


pastoral silence
      inner cacophony
                trees having
                            an icicle meltdown

                            mid-winter blues

vapor clouds
rise from my teapot             a praia dorme
Winter cold blues                          a maré, um corbertor
                                                       a lua assiste

                                the beach sleeps
                                         the tide, a blanket
                                                   the moon watches


3-The Weekly Avocet #257, November 12, 2017

Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my nature poetry. Honored to be with Carol Winter, Dave Jilk,Mary Jane Andrews, Wilda Morris, Ned Pendergast, Charles Portolano, Tim Grassley, Neil Creighton, Glenn Hubbard, Mike Witmer, Joel Savishinsky.

Autumn’s Chill

Autumn’s chill
paints leaves
in rich reds and gold – 

casts them six feet 

above chilled soil. 

become aged people. 

Green stalks turn gray, 

droop in defeat. 

Yellow petals shrivel, 

drop like ochre tears.

My sweater,
worn over a Summer top, 

feels no compassion.

An intricate weave
of utilitarian fiber
has me shiver
behind buttonholes.

But like flowers and leaves, 

I watch days fall apart. 

Autumn rubs my shoulders – 

a dubious sensation

born from wind,
devoid of love,
will die in Winter’s hands. 

Snow will come
to bury the past –
the trees will be at peace.

(Published in MOBIUS, The Poetry Magazine)

winds shake the trees 

goose bumps 

under my sweater


3-The Weekly Avocet #258, November 19, 2017

Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my nature poetry. Honored to be with Floyd D. Anderson, Judith Lynn Sutton, John Swartz, Greg Gregory, Charles Portolano, Gene Rockwell Gant, Jackie Fellague, Michael Escoubas, Jane Lang, Walter Worden, Ray Zimmerman, Deenaz P. Coachbuilder

freezing toes

thinking about  

flip-flop retirement


4- Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol. 25 Issue 4

Thank you Joshua Meander for publishing “Gray-White.”  Kudos to many fine poets: Bob Barci,

Jack Cooper, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Marvin Goldfarb, Jim Hart, Marilyn Thomas-King, Joshua Meander, Yinka Meander, Ros Rabin, Chris Robin, Sheryl H. Simler, and many more.


Gray-white—the sky looks old,

devoid of sunlit blue.

Like the overcast that covers Brooklyn,

the colors in my neighborhood diminish.

Melting snow,

devoid of youthful white,

hugs the cars and curbs.

The featherlike trees, 

devoid of chlorophyll expression,

stand like wrinkled silhouettes,

frozen in timeless sleep.

Sadness is everywhere—

gray-white paints the living room

to match my mood.


5-Diaphanous Journal of the Literary and Visual Arts, Vol. 1, Issue 2,  Fall 2017, November 22


Thank you Krysia Jopek and Meg Harris for publishing, “Déjà Vu.” I’m happy to be in the same issue with Jennifer Juneau, Javad Ahmadi, R. Bremner, Tree Riesener, Krysia Jopek, Meg Harris, and more.


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