Love’s Transformation

For anyone who has ever been in love… … this one packs a wallop.

Today’s Haiku

How warm was the sun? But winter wasn’t over, so Tulips will shiver.

Haiku Day!

No really, it is. Here is mine inspired by the Wisconsin winter: Winter should end now It has been cold much too long Ass is frozen off. This person has been writing one daily, about which I have to say:… Continue Reading

Queer Little Poem

I happened upon this little poem the other day & it struck me as so spare and so shocked with emotion. He would not stay for me, and who can wonder by A. E. Housman He would not stay for… Continue Reading

Not Lovelier Than Lilacs, — no.

Some of you know she’s where I got my name. But really, how much more punk rock could a 1920s poet be? Thou art not lovelier than lilacs,–no, Nor honeysuckle; thou art not more fair Than small white single poppies,–I… Continue Reading

RIP: Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich died, and the world is a little less poetic – and a little less political – as a result. Translations By Adrienne Rich You show me the poems of some woman my age, or younger translated from your… Continue Reading

I’m Hir: for National Coming Out Day

I haven’t had the performance of a poem make me cry in a long time. Thanks to Reiko of LU for bringing it to my attention. Happy Coming Out Day, everyone!

Getting Married

We’re with some friends today who are getting married, and with other friends, friends of friends, family of friends. It’s lovely to be around all these people celebrating the love & commitment of two fantastic people. There are two poems… Continue Reading