Poem Published at Poetry Breakfast

Have a look around at Poetry Breakfast and see my poem “When We See Stars.”


sedoka* : lost love

the anatomy
of memory is subtle —
the parietal cortex

is linked by neurons
to the hippocampus through
networks of lost love lesions


*The sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two 3-line katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives.

A katauta is an unrhymed three-line poem the following syllable counts: 5/7/7.

Poets Are People, Too*

They walk, and talk
to themselves when another
is absent. They eat and drink

too much, and piss
and shit their little poem turds
onto the porcelain page and

cannot resist a look-see
and an audience to tell.
Poets make love famously well

to others (show, don’t tell!)
because they practice so much
by themselves.


*Written by me on July 28, 2010 and previously posted at Bard of Liminga — https://raysharp.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/poets-are-people-too/