Poem of the Month

Poem of the Month

A new poem will be placed here each month, usually from one of my published collections.

My poem for January 2020 is from my latest collection The Yellow Wheelbarrow (Melos 2019)






Much has been written

on the subject of The Good.

It echoes like a gong


calling us from our sins.

It could be painted

as a bright sun between fronds


of the thrashing sycamore,

a dish of brilliance,

a bright target.


A halo circles it

such as saints wore

in the dark churches


frequented in my youth;

made of tin, tarnished,

but operative as an example.