My Poetry Writing Workshop is back in full swing, so I've been re-inspired. Our first assignment was to write a poem drawing upon the five senses. I picked my favorite topic and came up with the following result.
This is a personal blog about lots of topics, e.g., dogs, family, retirement, childhood, life in the U.P., humor. The George in the title is my dear brother-in-law George Levenson, husband, father, grandfather, brother, filmmaker, who left us prematurely on his 63rd birthday in 2007. His having been my favorite e-mail correspondent, I intend these stories as a tribute to George and his ever-present impact on his loved ones.
Walter the Wallaby sleeps all day long
He wakes up at twilight and bursts into song
Then he prowls through the village all night
Walter digs through the trash
Seeking popcorn or cash
He retires with the first morning light
Jan 4, 2002
Times Square, 12-31-01
Dear Dave & Katja-
Happy New Years! We survived on a stride forth strong in step in a positive direction. I can’t think of a better place to be on this holiday. The streets are full of tension & excitement, the air winter crisp. It’s an exciting time to be alive. In a couple months we will all be together in Baker City for the wedding celebration.
The garter snakes lived in our garden
We’d search for them under the rocks
The trick was to grab them right at the neck
Then keep them in a small cardboard box
Instinct. 8 Sun CBS
Killing Eve. 8 Sun BBC AMER
Patrick Melrose. 9 Sun SHO
I'm Dying Up Here. 10 Sun SHO
Trust. 10 Sun FX
Barry. 10:30 Sun HBO
Genius: Picasso. 10 Tues NAT GEO
The Americans. 10 Wed FX