Welcome to Visits and Verse, my new blog, written in response to a couple of comments I've been hearing lately:
"When do I get to see some of your poetry?"
"When will I hear about your trip?"
Below is one of my first published poems. It appeared in Volume 16, Issue 1 of The Storyteller in March 2011. The poem is loosely based on my interactions with a clerk at a computer store. Maybe some of you can relate.
In the next post, I'll share about a place I've visited recently and see if I can figure out how to post a couple of photos here.
Said the Artist to the Arrogant
I detected the condescension
Heard all your marvelous acronyms
Saw your eyes roll when you thought I wouldn't notice
In the computer store as you tried to help me
Your disdain stung
But on the drive home
The hawk circled
The grasses waved
My dog smiled as I opened the door
I sat at my piano
Studied the print on the wall above, then
Played for Renoir's Lady of the Piano
Some flawless Schumann
And wrote this poem.