I believe in being prepared for any given situation. It isn't because I'm a pessimistic person; I think it is just good common sense. Hence, I've entitled my blog "Even Nothing is Something."

This covers my butt in any event. On any given day I can feel great exaltation that I have done something grand. I can scribble fiercely when my thoughts are leaping across the meadows of my mind like a happy little colt in the month of May, or my mind and writing can be as dry and arid, as cold and without life, as the Gobi desert - because even Nothing is Something.

I want to thank all of my fellow artists who work through other means and forms and who sell their work on the wonderful artist's site "Etsy," a place to buy and sell all things handmade, along with vintage items and supplies for their craft. They are a great group of people.

Those who have links to their site on my blog represent only a few of those whom I wish to include. Just click on one of those links and join the Etsy community. It is free. They are a great group of artists who have relieved me of my money in the most delightful of ways. If it weren't for their encouragement, I would have never shared my work through this blog.

Thank you my darling friends!

Enjoy my blog - The Poet or Not - More or Less

Monday, June 15, 2009

Poem 5

Poem 5

Lazy sun at its
Highest, butterflies in flight,
Archie Comic Books.

Summer vacation,
A blanket beneath the sun,
Scent of coconut.

Snacks of crackers, cheese,
Pickles, Grandma’s Cherry Pie.
Youth, both sweet and tart.

High temperatures,
Melted patches on the road,
Popping tar bubbles.

Riding bicycles
Folded cardboard in the wheels,
The sounds of summer.

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