a cup half filled with time
a willow tree spilling
a silver cloud
a star tattoo on the upper arm a
a sip of tea on Clement Street
a calla lily a recollection a
a telephoto lens trained on an-
other time & place a blank
a cup of shaved ice a
1930s Windsor banjo a
Hope you enjoyed this new poem, which was inspired by my misreading a friend’s comment on her beautiful photograph of a half moon. What she actually said was, “I’m trying to think of this as a cup half full time.” What I read was, “I’m trying to think of this as a cup half full of time.” Admittedly, I believe there were hypens in the original comment, but I didn't let that deter my misreading.
In other news on the poetry front: I recently was interviewed for the Tangerine Tree Press blog about my book The Spring Ghazals. It was a challenging & insightful interview, & I’m delighted by how it turned out. Many thanks to Sheila Graham-Smith for the fine work she did on this! Hope you’ll check it out—you can do so at this link.
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