Poem: Tonight's Festivities | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Poem: Tonight's Festivities 

I never give up
on a poem.  Three
words makes a quorum.  Seven
and I’m committed to the oceanic.
I’m loyal like the Titanic.
Others with more
legal minds exercise judgment
rapidly and with
certitude. Not
me.  I’m
compulsive.  I think
I’ve got a
problem.

No putting the brakes on sounds.
Cries, whispers,
teasing, singing
out, in, down, up, across, through
and under every
activity. Hello,
hello, nice
to see you!
My good wife
in the next room, tasting
spleen:  “Would you PLEASE
take part in tonight’s
festivities?”

I’m still paying child
support on poems
from five years ago.
Imperfect? Yes.
I add words   here
subtract    there
eventually
Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Saugerties Writer's Club @ Saugerties Public Library

Saugerties Writer's Club

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. — Do you like to write? Have you ever thought of writing? Join...

6th Annual Summer Hoot

Fri., Aug. 24, Sat., Aug. 25 and Sun., Aug. 26 — A 3-day music festival at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY (20...
Huichica Hudson Music Festival @ Chaseholm Farm

Huichica Hudson Music Festival

Fri., Aug. 24, 3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 3 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 3 p.m. — The Huichica Music Festival returns to the Hudson Valley this summer for...
Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018 @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018

June 16-Nov. 11 — The works in the exhibition recognize the universal human desire to experience...
Putnam County Wine & Food Fest @ Patterson Fire Department

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

Aug. 25-26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Enjoy the best wine and spirits New York has to offer, plus...

View all of today's events

Latest in Arts & Culture

Chronogram on Instagram

@Chronogram