DFC 2014 11: Antigone IHow barren and forsaken is this land,this country that has known so much upheaval,when wickedness incarnate can commandthat one is good, and the other evil.Will the gods frown so on my retrievaland seeing to my brother's last farewell?Did Polynices not bleed red as well?
DFC 2014 10: NGC 5195Abide with me where galaxies collide,collide with mammoth force as stars abidebright as a pulse of inundating light.Light that erupts to make the whole sky bright.Crash and explode, we watch as as they smash;smash into fractals when you and I crash.
DFC 2014 9: Join the Danceone, two, threeand now you follow meas we pas-de-deux across the floorhow many times have we sashayed these steps before?how many strides have we missed and then answered for?carry on without a backwards glanceand, if you get a chance,join the dance
DFC 2014 7: DrowseMy fatherwillsing me to sleep.((Still))My father's arms willrock me gently until my eyes close.Hold meuntil I drift away.((Silence all around))It's quietsave for the oceansounds of my father's gentle humlike the echo of a whispered word.I am finally at rest.
DFC 2014 6: Ode to her BeautyShe walks in beauty, as Lord Byron said,because she moves in strength and acumenthrough labyrinths that Theseus won't treadand tests that would befuddle Jason's men.She suffers fates with patient dignityTiresias could never have foretoldto make King Diomedes wring his handsand yet she acts in anonymity.So as she goes, her story goes untold;my Helen, washed ashore in distant lands.
DFC 2014 5: BinaryYes.Ilove you,not just forthe beauty of yourface, but the kindness of your soul.
One Special NightThe winter´s night was crisp and clear,the heaven full of starsand all the ones who saw the signs,came there from near and far.They followed one bright shining star,to a place called Bethlehem,to a stable on the edge of townand Joseph beckoned them in."Look!" He cried with tears in his eyes."Mary´s had a child.""He´s wonderful, so precious. Stayand behold him for a while.""He will grow to be a good man,clever, wise and mild.""He´ll teach the world about love andto have faith in all mankind."Joseph smiled as his head did nodand this he also said,"This child is someone special,for he was sent to us from God." Poetry by Suzan
Christmas LightsTwilight moments between night and dayAre quiet and cold in winter's graspIn suburban solitude I strollOn the frigid eve of Christmas dayThat tranquil silence and touch of frostIs what drew me from within my homeIntrospection presses upon meWith the urgency of a soft breezeSo rare an occasion has pavementSeemed inviting upon which to treadBefore long all that lights my pathwayAre street lamps and tacky Christmas lightsWhat pathetic form of vanityWould compel a family to throwA tasteless assortment of light bulbsOn their home in so-called Christmas cheer?I slow down and linger near the houseDisplaying the most exuberanceA quick glimpse through the window revealsA tree heavily decoratedPlaced next to the glass for all to seeAre they so vain that they would indulgeWhat has become a stereotypeOf this nation's seasonal culture?Continuing on my night saunterI stare down the rod ahead of meInstead of the ornate vanityWith which these strangers strike my sensesThe n
How to be happy.Wash away the webs, clean your wounds,and whiten your smile.Break your mirrors,dump the contents of your makeup drawer,and dry your face of your tears.Burn away the wax inside of you,listen to the gales of the wind god,breathe deeply and dispel your worries,and understand that it could always be worst.Understand that there are people there for you,and they always will be.
ArachneSpinyour silkof rhythm,weave tapestrieswith your thread of words;imagery createdfrom an alphabet of dreams,your skill rivaling Athena's;the condensation of all our sighsgets caught in your network of poetry.
AnxietyIt starts with a sparkThen turns to a flameAlthough it burnsIt’s fairly tameBut then it growsFed by my fearsBecomes wildfireScorches and searsThe wildfire is not easily dousedIt spreads too far before it’s sousedBefore sooty soil will saturateThe scorching fire will permeate~ MangaFeline (B.M.)
Nerissa's BalladeThe young smiling rose of a girlSprouts from a holy family treeHer life beginning to unfurlSailor Damkina, small Nerri.With a cheerful grin and readyTo arrive in this crystal townShe whispers her guarantee,Promising, "I won't let you down".She strikes first with one hand raisedAnd calls down acid rain from the skiesNerri controls the lightning's blazeOr sweet petals soothe painful criesWith a kiss, she heals her alliesShe defends this crystal town,Confident sparkle in her eyes,Promising, "I won't let you down."Small in stature, but brave in heart, So do not underestimateHow her courage sets her apartRising to discover her fate,A girl whose destiny awaits.Growing up in this crystal townA child who will become great,Promising, "I won't let you down."Sailor Damkina, small NerriMaking her home in this crystal townThe sweet child and brave senshiPromising, "I won't let you down."
Something Fishy: DFC2012 14A fat little chef from Marseillesdeclared National Bouillabaisse Day.He served his fish stewalongside pot-au-feuand everyone cried "Hip Hooray!"