My poem, “Horses,” in Acropolis Journal

I’m pleased and honored to have my poem, “Horses” in Acropolis Journal, Issue 6, “Ancient.”

My thanks to Editor Louise Mather and Guest Readers: Letitia Jiju & Matthew M.C. Smith. My poem is paired with a stunning photograph by Sylvia Santiago. I am fascinated by cave paintings and those who painted them.

Merril D. Smith – Horses

“The day we saw the horses,

like apparitions, pale against the rocks,

time froze. . .”

You can read the rest of the poem, here. But do please check out the rest of the issue, too!

Poem in Visual Verse

I have a poem up in this month’s Visual Verse. I am in good company in this issue:

Jane Dougherty, Kerfe Roig, and Luanne Castle are among the published responses (so far) to this month’s image by Olga Naida. The Visual Verse images are always . . .unusual. You can read my poem, “Near Miss,” and see the image here.

You can read all the responses here.

Poem in Visual Verse: What the Hummingbird Sees

My poem, “What the Hummingbird Sees,” is in the latest issue of Visual Verse. You can read it here.

“They call her Hummingbird, tiny and splendidly arrayed,
flitting from task to task, as they to flowers,”

The poem is a response to the image by Susan Fenimore Cooper. You will most likely recognize and want to read other poets in this issue, Vol.9, Chapter 5

Poem, “The Wobbling Moon,” up in Roi Fainéant

“The world courses on

arhythmic heartbeats, now too fast, now too slow–“

Thank you to the lovely, lively editors at Roi Fainéant for publishing my poem, “The Wobbling Moon,” in this most recent issue. I’m eager to read the entire issue.

I’ve added a recording, and I’m linking this to dVerse Open Link Night Live.