Category: love poetry

  • Blue Kookaburra

                Blue Kookaburra     A blue kookaburra should fly in and warn me before I look in Jimmy’s Restaurant and see you at the empty table where we were– cheerful, talking, your hands in the air. The fish should be called in to flop in the road before I […]

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  • Some Embers & Sonnets of Gilbert Parker

        Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker (1862-1932)     Gilbert Parker of Ontario, Canada, is known primarily as a novelist and politician. He was also a poet. The below selection of his poetry is from his collections, Embers and A Lover’s Diary.     _____     Athenian     Your voice I knew, […]

  • From Pining Poem to Haunting Anthem: "Dark Eyes" by Yevhen Hrebinka

        Duration 2:12 Chet Atkins (1924-2001)     _____     originally a poem in Ukrainian     by Yevhen Hrebinka (1812-48)     composer unknown     Dark Eyes (The Gypsy Anthem)     Eyes of ecstacy, always haunting me, Always taunting me, with your mystery, Tell me tenderly, you belong to me […]

  • I am sorry you had to leave Reine

        in response to Linda Ronstadt singing Roy Orbison’s “Blue Bayou”         alongside a Dag Hol painting of Reine, Lofoten, when unfinished         I am sorry you had to leave Reine     You could not stay with me, a middle-aged woman of the fjord, who from birth […]

  • The All Time Top Ten Greatest Poems of Scotland

            In their article called Jeelie Piece Song is among our best poems, The Sunday Times of Scotland reports that “listeners of BBC Radio Scotland” have chosen Scotland’s favorite all time top 20 poems. These are included in the new book, edited by Stewart Conn, titled 100 Favourite Scottish Poems: The Nation’s […]

  • The Gifts of Donald Hall: "Retriever"

    _____     by Donald Hall     Retriever                 Two days after Jane died             I walked with our dog Gus             on New Canada Road             under birchy green     […]

  • Mark Doty Physically: "Heaven for Paul"

    _____     a Margaretta Mitchell photograph     by Mark Doty             Heaven for Paul     The flight attendant said: We have a mechanical problem with the plane, and we have contacted the FAA for advice, and then: We will be making an emergency landing in Detroit, and […]