For Harold: A Tetrameter Tribute

Here's a recording of FOR HAROLD, a tetrameter piece of poetry I did for my dear friend Harold Lipford when I found about his passing. The text is below.  Words can't do it, but this will be my contribution.  For those of you who don't know, Harold presided over my marriage to Anjie almost 34 …

Wes Odell (1949-2012)

When I got the word that Wes had slipped over to the other side of things  (one of the ways I like to think of death), the force with which my stomach leapt into my throat surprised me.  I haven't talked to him in so long, but the tears came immediately, and I instantly remembered how …

Grief and Beauty

I've been pretty up front about the way I feel about taking Daniel off to Michigan last weekend.  It was hard, but it was exactly right.  But the feeling I've had since that time has unquestionably been one of grief.  I'll miss both my children, but it's not so much that they aren't here as …