Posts tagged ‘poems’

DXLVII

No tan lines Shell necklace Bazaar purchased dresses Collects feathers Wanders No commitments Only Men and Women With Savoir-faire Are Her Conquests  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DXLVIII

Slo-mo Kava Bar 60’s and 70’s music on tap Small crowd Everyone Laid-back  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DXLIX

Tired Injured Lost  Spider Crawling  Inside crack of walkway Fire ants mobilizing Nature  Does not pick favorites Gargantuan Lizard  Quickly moves in Snatches  Spider While Fire…

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Trapped Eternal hallway All doors locked Hardly stand up Tenacity undone Time to succumb * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DLI

Tiny beach hut Leaky cold shower Hammock out front Island tan Fresh fish in frying pan Tap Tap Typewriter keys Other Days Swim in Caribbean Sea…

DLII

Covered with dust Like everything else Malfunctioning Antique clock Hangs on wall Reminding me of lost time * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DLIII

Surrounded by crosses and rosaries Elderly lady Spends remaining days Reading worn bible  * Find More Poetry HERE *   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service Directory  *  Book…

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Childhood cut short Frail in chair She Quietly Moves Rocking toy horse Back-and- forth Back-and- forth  *   Find More Poetry HERE   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service…

DLV

Humans Long ago Said goodbye Roaches barely survive Remnants left behind Photographs fading with the time Another planet New galaxy Destructive cycle Is the reality  *…

DLVII

Moss clings to Buddha statue Cowbell rings Finches congregate to eat Days pass Seasons do not last Small changes Peaceful exchanges Garden Provides Refuge From World’s…

DLVIII

Pick cucumbers Slice Mix with rice vinegar and salt Stimulate appetite Multiple course delights  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DLIX

Woman Hauling Water Uphill Smiling Gestures If I would like a drink  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #258

Fresh bird seeds fall sprout Sunshine and rain pull the chain Doves walk feed from ground  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

Haiku #257

Tall trees block sun Late afternoon shade controls day Price old garden pays * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DLX

Alone No Mobile phone Listening to ocean waves  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DLXI

Foggy morning Man Walking on dirt road Politely Asked me “Which way Today Can I find sanity?” * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DLXII

Long drive Cannot……. Get it…… Out of my mind Feast on silence Feel heat on pores Wait no more Need to visit a friend Someone I…

DLXIV

five millennium Sphinx unmoved by mankind continue to march towards downfall  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DLXV

Colors gone All I see is grey Nothing clear I’m Engulfed In smoky haze  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DLXVI

Long fall Down into well Clawing Stuck in hell Waiting Hoping This will pass Calm returns To Disappear Again  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DLXVII

Leaving No farewell Wear the mask Seamless Transition From Slum To Corporate world  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXVIII

Droplets of time Pleasant Unpleasant Just droplets  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DLXIX

3 a.m. Walk around garden I hear movement Cannot see anything They are out there That pungent animal smell  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DLXX

Sun saying goodbye Standing on pier Low tide Observing Gentle Stingrays Glide By  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXXII

Wind blows Ficus leaves fall Completely cover ground I accept nature’s gift  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DLXXIII

Quickly With precision Cardinal Lands Feeds Leaves Seeking Refuge in trees  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DLXXIV

Lost Injured Bee Crawls Along Pebbles & stepping stones Determined To find way home  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

Haiku #255

Soft breeze falling leaves Spider constructs new web Dove lands on Buddha head  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXXIX

Middle of October Hot Southeast Florida day Fresh squeezed orange juice Bananas from tree Swinging in hammock Butterflies drift around me * Who is The Hermit…

DLXXXI

Make the land work for me Building West side fence From Bamboo Coconut tree fronds Travelers Palm dried bracts * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DLXXXII

Squirrel Fell hard One meter from my feet I looked at him He at me Embarrassed Squirrel Scurried back up palm tree  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DLXXXIII

Dusty antique chair Stained glass window Light cigar Memories too far * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DLXXXV

The way we roll Two old crows Wearing Tilley hats Pushing Two wire carts One & half blocks To our local Walmart * Who is The…

DLXXXVI

Every night Sitting Under Hot shower Slow pour Bottle of wine She washes away Demons Floating Inside her mind * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DLXXXVIII

Seeds Plants In the ground Mulch & love Spread all around First planting of season done Soon Homegrown Vegetables In Salads Wok Slow Cooker Oven *…

Haiku #254

Cool breeze rain starts to fall Slumbering iguanas Do not seem to care  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXXXIX

Sunset Birds settle comfortably in nests  Squirrels nibble on last bits of corn Morning More caterpillars born * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DXC

Another Slow business day Shopkeeper Engulfed  By  Magazines and newspapers Eats a microwave meal On a chipped plate Internet controls fate Scraps Scraped off  For  Pooch…

DXCI

Sitting on rickety wood chair Cigarette hanging from his mouth Pool shark Observes Opponent Sink 8-ball  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DXCII

Followed By marching ducks Child Leaves Behind Homemade cookie crumbs  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DXCII

Church Choir sings Soon New Supreme Court Justice Takes his seat * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DXCIV

Looking At her art In the gallery She Remembered The young girl On the way to school Learning from street graffiti  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DXCV

The Mannequin Always Sits Back of the room Hair is shoe polish black Facial skin pulled back 2nd hand threads Pressed Dated From way back *…

DXCVI

The WHAT-IFS Send Mind Adrift Up Down Back and forth Lock all the doors Frantically Crawling On the floor Dirty sheets Time to change the bed…

DXCVIII

Tattered gloves Two young boxers In the street Momentous dreams * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DXCIX

The Gigolo multiple times a day admired himself in the mirror, until he no longer adored what he observed. * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

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Shack Entrance Cat Sits Waiting For Rats * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DCI

Flat tire Truck driver Talking on mobile phone Rapidly Moving jawbone Pacing in circles On side of freeway * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCII

1st light Fisherman Puffing cigar Eyes bloodshot All night at the bar Prepares Boat For Another Day At Sea * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCIII

Two visiting parrots Interrupt  Early morning silence * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DCV

Lounging on park bench Long grey hair Scraggly beard Homeless man Embraced his transistor radio Like most prized possession * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCVI

License states safe driver. She always keeps holy book on dashboard. * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCVII

Worn out Construction worker Sitting on busy sidewalk Feet stretched out Boots untied Enjoying Brown bag lunch While Cars and people Hurry by * Who is…

DCVIII

Two men Rocking back & forth Chewing and spitting tobacco In no hurry Quarreling over politics In America * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCIX

First day October Smidgen cooler Windy day Hurricanes So far Not coming this way * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCX

Greasy spoon restaurant Finished breakfast Old lady Pulls out mirror Smears on lipstick   Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCXI

The Missis Fried eggs and ham Biscuits in the oven The Farmer Sitting on front house step Complained to me About this season’s crop * Who…

DCXV

1 hour later Riding Steering Ass and back hurts Still Trying To become friends with camel * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCXVI

Giggling While small fish Nibble on my feet In Atlantic Ocean * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCXVII

Fisherman In small wood boat On calm lake Casts his line While Drifting Aimlessly * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCXVIII

Sitting in recliner Hand holding up my head Just read a couple more pages Before I go to bed * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCXIX

Shoveling In the pit Dirty Sweaty Work day labor Does not pay well No benefits All I can get * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCXX

Single mother Holding her baby Walks into church Lights a candle Prays Makes a wish * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DCXXII

Independent Coconut tree Grows In its own direction * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCXXIII

Monday morning Missing his front teeth He stood on busy street corner Laughing at everyone going to work * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCXXIV

No more swagger Covered in soot Long ago Dreams Crushed Under Elephant’s foot * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCXXIV

Ignore Negativity Stake claim Spread wings Like crane * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCXXVI

Large cup of Kava Stumbled outside Found wood bench Took a nap * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCXXVIII

Pelican feeds Small fish breed Baby sea turtles Take off into sea * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCXXXI

Three tall trees In the snow I’m not alone * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

DCXXXII

Floating rubbish In the sea Why do we pollute earth consistently? * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCXXXIII

Moss hangs low from ficus tree Slow grow No place to go * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCXXXIV

Outdoor Fish peddler Must Sell out Each day Or Perishables Rot on the tray * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCXXXVI

Empty beach Tourists gone home Sitting on chair Eating green seedless grapes Watching tons of Sagassum Wash onto shore   * Who is The Hermit Poet?…

DCXXXVIII

I’m slowing Not yet folding Termites Keep going Who will be first? I pass Or Shack Collapse * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DCXXXIX

Practicing Mindfulness Observing Ants Dance On Terrazzo Floor * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCXLV

Tangier International City Cavernous hotel bar  Full of unusual characters Barely remember Was it her smile and perfume? Or Exotic African & Middle Eastern music? *…

DCXLVI

Rode Ferris wheel Round and Round Never looked down Plenty of honey 1/4 ashes Midlife Looking back Great ¾ Forget Disasters * Who is The Hermit…

DCLI

Not much today Sitting under coconut tree Resting in shade Drinking pink lemonade Watching Atlantic Ocean waves * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DCLII

First morning duty Barefoot Sweeping All 187 Stepping stones That Form Winding Pathways Throughout Zen Tropical garden * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DCLVI

I write to keep my mind occupied. If not, I would need to go outside. Jump On Escalator Pretending  I’m rising Keeping pace With the tribe…

DCLVII

Twist Turn Jab here Jig there Testing How far I can throw the line Get up cleaning off dirt Hey Dude “You have holes in your…

DCLVIII

Church bells ring Nearby Cemetery Gravestones Stand still Down below Decomposed In permanent homes The occupants No longer sing * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCLIX

The Temptress Lured Me Into her domain We made a deal I lost Now I’m secured with rusty chains Kneeling Eternally Hers * Who is The…

DCLX

Scraped barrel clean No more suffering Everything OK you say Glad to see you’re on sunny side of day I’m still covered with acid rain * Who…

DCLXI

Climbed the mountain When reached the top Did not like what I saw * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCLXII

Unable To Stop Shaking He Takes his pills Laboring To make it through each day *   Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXIII

Gravel path Lizard Gingerly Maneuvered Around Snake Catching Summer Rays * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXIV

Stuck Under Monstrous Rock Clock Goes Tic–Toc Tic–Toc         I                  Cannot        …

DCLXVI

Guatemala Walking on dirt road Boy Carries basket full of wood Followed closely by his dog * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCLXVII

I’m Under attack Summer rain Termite wings On Between Typewriter keys  * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLXVIII

Always Alone Sitting on garden swing While Delicate White Frangipani Flowerss Fall around her * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCLXIX

Solitary Pine Tree Stands tall  Edge of cliff  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DCLXX

I made a visit to a traditional Chinese herbal doctor for my constipation. The old physician said: “Take snake gourd and you should be 10 pounds…

DCLXXI

Seagulls Gather around While First Mate Fillets Today’s Catch Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCLXXII

Seeking Immortality I allowed poisonous serpent inside Moving Growing Rising Like The tide Too late Cannot change my mind  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCLXXIII

  Flashes of the blues This is all new What’s up? Holding metal cup Begging for help I can use * Who is The Hermit Poet?…

DCLXXIV

Worn hands Holding onto shovel Stuck into ground Gardener needs rest * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLXXV

Polished black shoes Pressed clean white shirt Red power tie The middle-aged man Proudly stands at bus stop * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCLXXVI

Holding last three balloons One by one He releases them to fly away Bows to the crowd Walks out into the night Lights up his corn…

DCLXXVIII

Walking Stopping The exhausted warrior Turned around Gazed At his foot prints Then tossed his weapon Into the snow * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCLXXX

Dressed in black The men Stood in line Collecting Rain checks Exchanged Later For peace of mind  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLXXXII

Punch the clock All-night Unload On the dock Eat cans of beans and spam Drink beer in the can Trailer has a roof leak Clogged kitchen…

Haiku #250

Tree Frog sits waits Camouflaged on travelers palm Nibbling all–night * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXXXIII

  Summer Heat Rain Cutting Bamboo Endless Supply Building material From Tropical garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCLXXXV

  Soaked in sweat Scorching September Sun Burns Impurities Out Of My Body    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCLXXXVI

  7PM- midnight Every night Reclusive Hollywood actress Crochets Helping Her Forget Past   *   Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DCLXXXVII

  Morning Feeling Blue Strolled Outside Took a long view At Laughing Buddha Now alright  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

DCLXXXVIII

    Cusco Peru Old Hand Tomato Seller Stuffs Bills In her bra    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCXC

Heavy summer rain Backyard Under Veranda Smoking pipe filled with cherry chocolate tobacco Drinking Dr Pepper & coconut rum Feet soaking in warm water & Epson…

DCXCI

Climbing Top of fig leaf Lizard Looks around Resembling King Tropical garden  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DCXCII

She Gossips Complains Like Old Woman Washing Clothes In the river  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DCXCIII

Do not try this today Different time Different upbringing 70’s Fort Lauderdale-Miami drug scene Father Raised during Great Depression World War II Served under General Patton…

DCXCVI

Decades of experience Steady hands Chinese Acupuncturist Inserted Needles With Quick Precision  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DCXCVIII

  Canoa Quebrada Proud Teenage boy Tossed his net Into the sea Catching Camarao To bring home for family * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCC

Extra-large hot pot of water Rice stick noodles Soy Sauce Chili Paste Ice cold beers Reading Edgar Allan Poe’s 842 pages Complete Tales & Poems Not…

DCCI

  Immersed in tropical garden habitat Wearing my straw hat Slowly Spreading Fertilizer around plants While light summer rain falls * Find More Poetry HERE BACK…

DCCII

  Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Lying in hammock Cigarette hanging from mouth Soles of feet badly cracked The fisherman Mumbled To his dog Stop Licking Bottle of…

DCCIII

  Fort Lauderdale Las Olas Bridge Small cove West side Intracoastal Waterway After-school The young boy Sitting on seawall Watching Anchored sailboats Dreaming Of Pirates Life…

DCCIV

All day in the hot fields Long ride From back of truck The man Tossed Bunches of bananas To his partner Standing on the ground While…

DCCV

Cambodia Angkor Barefoot Young monk Wrapped In orange robe Walking Quietly While Peddlers Loudly Hawk Souvenirs To Tourists  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCCVI

Last hurricane Avocado tree Broken Halfway point Slowly Strangled By Aggressive Unforgiving Vines   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018  

DCCVII

  Wake-Up Check online live Atlantic Ocean beach webcam Surf calm Sun bright Everything just right Make a quick bite Hop on my bike Ride to…