Ashes

The featured image and the following poem are part of a larger collection (titled "Transit") which was the result of a collaboration with photographer Tom Darin Liskey in the spring of 2020. It was an honor to work with Tom, whose photography I have admired for many years. We are currently preparing this collection for …

In Transit: Part III (A Collaboration)

The collaboration continues. Thank you again, Tom Darin Liskey, for your photographic inspiration.  VI. What I Gave Up for Lent I'm not even Catholic, but this year everyone is catholic (small c), letting go of ideas, things, gods (small g). I could not decide what to let go for Lent, so it was decided for …

The Hardest Word

“It's sad, so sad (so sad) Why can't we talk it over? Oh it seems to me That sorry seems to be the hardest word” ~ By Bernie Taupin, Elton John You can’t swing a cat in a crowded subway station these days without hitting an offender. By “offender,” I mean someone who has wronged …

“Such a Jocund Company”: Scanning Wordsworth’s “Daffodils”

“Such a Jocund Company”: Scanning Wordsworth’s “Daffodils” By Andrew Lazo   This month, I shall try to thread a little needle in writing about William Wordsworth’s “The Daffodils” (or “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”). One of my dear fellow Muses always appreciates it when I do a close reading of a poem, trying to …