I have a simple vision. A 12-page, 5×7, staple bound, free zine sitting there, waiting to be discovered. It is casual, it is no drama, it is free and it says “I love you, you got this.” You have coffee together and it follows you home. You become best friends.
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However, the backdrop for this poem is not what most marble is used for, a god in crisis or an ancient emperor. Instead it is a four hour visit with my mom at her cabin, watching her cook a simple roast beef lunch. Ordinary and extraordinary all at the same time. Love does that.
This poem “South Beach” was written back in 2010 and later published in my first poetry chapbook “Madrona Grove” in 2013. It is what some would call a “process poem” where the writer uses the art of poetry to process a real event in their life. Of all the poems in the book THIS isContinue reading “South Beach”
Introduction to Discovery
Here is a poem from my latest book, “You Love Me, You Love Me Not” available on Amazon and at Village Books in Bellingham, WA. The book is an audio book and has a chap book accompaniment. The poem may come across as obvious to some. However, the book and this poem are attempts to explore that level of comfort and communication between two people who can read each other with eyes closed.
When the Lockdown began I tried writing on my website every day to…well, I’m not sure why. Perhaps I was trying to document the experience first hand or maybe connect with my neighbors or contribute something to the whole event. After about a month and a half I had to rest. We all did really,Continue reading “Pinkie Crack”
Poetry Club Talks…Margaret Atwood Part 3
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v9aqy-fc959f Topic: Margaret Atwood’s “Dearly” Host: Betty Poems: “Dearly”, “Betrayal”, “Oh Children”, “Emptiness” Recorded: February 27, 2021 Atwood Four Poems Poetry Club discusses four more poems of the newly released collection “Dearly” in Part 3 of Poetry Club Talks…Margaret Atwood. We acknowledge the returning pattern to environmental questions that demand answers, the silence in betweenContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Margaret Atwood Part 3”
Drafts and Thoughts
Below are two poem drafts to share today. I’d love some feedback if you’re up for it.
I was in Village Books the other day and saw my book “Fallen” on the shelf. It came out in 2017, four years ago. Hmmmmm… If I were to guess, I think I have one more poetry book in me, possibly by 2022.
Day 35: Whats Bad for the Hive, is Bad for the Bee
Shower Thoughts: An “unlimited minutes per month” phone plan really only gives you 44,640 minutes per month at best. What are some changes to your daily routine since lockdown? Are there additions to your diet? Perhaps you stopped doing something or perhaps started buying some new items? I am eating more immune-building foods. Adding fermentedContinue reading “Day 35: Whats Bad for the Hive, is Bad for the Bee”
Poem: Why I Can’t Have Good Things
Why I Can’t Have Good Things By Shannon P. Laws I overwatered my plant yesterday The liquid flooded over my fail proof double-layered system a concave plastic trivet atop a faded Christmas cookie plate adopted decades ago at a bake sale from a forgotten charity It was hot all this week and the dirt gaveContinue reading “Poem: Why I Can’t Have Good Things”
Event: You Love Me, You Love Me Not
You’re invited… Save the Date! This event is an early 5:00 p.m. set designed for you and your sweetie to enjoy a special day together, a passionate spark to get things started. Also, a great time for anyone who is a fan of love and wants to support the Alt Library and local artist. (IContinue reading “Event: You Love Me, You Love Me Not”