Poetry

Image (c) Mike Utley

I write poetry as a means of dealing with depression. It’s therapeutic and cathartic and, in my case, inevitably dark. Writing transforms all those amorphous, painful, frustrating thoughts into something concrete and malleable, thus allowing me to reshape those thoughts and put order to them. It’s a way to assuage painful memories and perhaps come to see things from a different perspective. Oddly enough, I haven’t written much poetry regarding my deafness. I’m not sure why this is, but my reluctance to fully accept my deafness likely plays a part. However, not everything has to be about deafness, and not all of my poetry revolves around dark subjects. (We can all use an irreverent monkey poem now and then, eh?)

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Current Archive

“Grandfather”

“In My Image”

“Odysseus”

“Heroic”

“A Few Haiku (1)”

“Night Thoughts”

“I Did This”

“Air/Water/Air”

“That Road Don’t Go Nowhere”

“I Stood at the End of the Earth”

“The Thing on the Corner”

“The Apple Tree”

“The Flower”

“For Bonobo”

“The Farm”

“In Time to Come”

“Ripples”

“My Jade Remembrance”

“The Golden Door”

“It’s Much Too Late”

“Sea of Trees”

“A Few Haiku (2)”

“When Field Work is Done”

“A Tanka Trio (1)”

“The Daisy Ring”

“A Tanka Trio (2)”

“The Footbridge”

“Fade”

“What the Sun Denies, the Moon Divines”

“A Tanka Trio (3)”

“A Tanka Trio (4)”

“A Tanka Trio (5)”

“It’s Not Lost”

“On Kestrel’s Wings”

“Threads”

“A Few Haiku (3)”

“Forgotten”

“For Harley”

“The Trunk”

“A Few Haiku (4)”

“A Tanka Trio (6)”

“A Few Haiku (5)”

“Eleven Days”

“A Few Haiku (6)”

“A Few Haiku (7)”

“Red Hats”

“A Tanka Trio (7)”

“A Few Haiku (8)”

“A Few Haiku (9)”

“The Barn”

“A Few Haiku (10)”

“A Few Haiku (11)”

“A Few Haiku (12)”

“A Tanka Trio (8)”

“A Few Haiku (13)”

“A Few Haiku (14)”

“A Few Haiku (15)”

“Hana no Niwa (Garden of Flowers)”

“I Cannot Ask the Mountain…”

“A Tanka Trio (9)”

“A Few Haiku (16)”

“Shinrinyoku”

“A Few Haiku (17)”

“A Few Haiku (18)”

“Kintsugi”

“The Snow That Never Falls”

“A Tanka Trio (10)”

“Winds of Sorrow”

“A Few Haiku (19)”

“Koto no Yume”

“A Few Haiku (20)”

“Exhale”

“A Few Haiku (21)”

“A Few Haiku (22)”

“A Few Haiku (23)”

“A Few Haiku (24)”

“A Few Haiku (25)”

“A Few Haiku (26)”

“A Few Haiku (27)”

“A Few Haiku (28)”

“A Few Haiku (29)”

“A Few Haiku (30)”

“January’s Scion”

“A Tanka Trio (11)”