THE POET BY DAY

Monthly Archives: June 2016

Speaking of death and decay It hardly matters Which Since both are on the way, maybe – to being daffodils. excerpt from Exercises on Themes from Life in Once: Poems (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1968) This celebration is a rain-drop next to the ocean of ongoing world-wide applause for Alice Walker (Alice Walker’s Garden). Her roots are in Putnam Country, Georgia where her family subsisted financially on earnings from sharecropping, dairy-farming and her mother’s part-time employment… Read More

For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), American journalist and author That’s Hemingway’s shortest story according to an oft told and often disputed tale. Hemingway was allegedly challenged to write a story in six words (some accounts say ten) to win a wager. To be a story, it had to have a beginning, a middle, and an end.  The anecdote probably is a fabrication. At any rate, I rather like… Read More

MICHAEL WATSON, M.A., Ph.D., LCMHC is a poet of the spirit, if not of the pen, and a contributing editor to The BeZine, an essayist and a practitioner of the Shamanic arts, psychotherapist, educator and artist of Native American and European descent. Michael lives and works in Burlington, Vermont,where he recently retired from his teaching position in undergraduate and graduate programs at Burlington College,. He was once Dean of Students there. He also… Read More