A “New Arrival” Poem for Day 1 of Poetry Month, 2013


Today is the first day of National Poetry Month! Today’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s blog asks for a “New Arrival” poem. Visit the link below to post your own. Mine is below.

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 1 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.



on spare branches

against storm-darkened

sky, tiny

leaves glow,

immortal green,

on globe willows;

not there


dusty next week,

they spring

from nowhere,

expected but


miraculous as morning

or the word



Desert Bighorn Sheep

Desert Bighorn Sheep

Yesterday on the way home from lunch, we spotted some things that looked like rocks amid the sage, junipers, and pinon at the base of the Monument’s cliffs just off South Broadway between Fruita and Grand Junction (western Colorado). I pulled off the road, and, sure enough, the bighorns were there. It wasn’t this bunch. It was a group of bachelor rams snoozing in the early spring sun.You never know what you will see! Even a drive across town can be an adventure.

Write a “Baby” Poem for Robert Brewer’s Blog

It’s spring. Nature is glowing with new beginnings. This week’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s site is to write a baby poem. Mine is quick and rough. I’m sure you can do better.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 214 | Write a Baby Poem | WritersDigest.com.


Already branded

they toddle

on unsteady legs

behind their

mothers in the

muddy field,

charges of long

tradition, herders

from the Pyrannes,

their ancestors

have surrendered


still mild

to feed and warm

ours. How

painful to give