Poetry from Thailand

Original poetry written in and about rural Thailand.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

I Write Poems To Get Better

I write poems to get better
although from what, or at what,
or for whatever reason I haven’t
got a clue, but better is how I feel
when days or years later the lines
run their course again and like
a therapy I am my old self once more.




Myth Of The Sand Kickers


If Atlas were more a poet,
he would have found a solid
place to stand to lift the world.


While the theme from Rocky
plays, we watch a man
pull a 747 with his teeth, but
the screen switches to
Steve Jobs saying, “and one
more thing.” We all feel
a little tug and out the window
the clouds begin to fall away
like a nightgown leaving
the brilliant stars floating
in the blackest sky.


If Atlas were more a poet,
he would have found a solid
place to stand to lift the world.


FG February 2, 2011

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Every poem, no matter how good or bad, adds to the core meaning of the word poetry.

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