Li Po

Maybe because he was drunk

  The Birds Have Vanished Into the Sky by Li Po   The birds have vanished into the sky, and now the last cloud drains away.   We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.       A cable car ride up Austria’s Zwolferhorn led to this view of the […]


I really do need new underwear

File under Best Laid Plans. Nearly two years ago I resolved (publicly, unfortunately) to use up my stash of poems by posting several a week. Of course they’re still here. They’ve even grown in number. All the crinkled slips of paper stuffed in my Poem Elf bag like old underwear—I can’t bear to throw them […]