Monday, February 22, 2016

Daniel Klawitter- A Poem

Frogs in Texas
After the rainstorm—
a symphony of frogs!
A reptilian multitude;
a croaking catalog 
of amorous amphibians,
hop-plopping in the grass
after a good soaking.
So glossy wet with gratitude
they are green and obscene
and glamorous.
Somewhere, there is a
great god of frogs
who conducts this cacophony
of guttural, semi-permeable

About The Author:
Among other things, Daniel has been an actor, the lead singer/lyricist for the Indie rock band Mining for Rain (, and a union organizer for teachers and mental health care workers.  His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, both online and in print, in Australia, the UK, and the U.S.  He has also read his work on live public radio as a guest poet on The Poetry Show at krfc 88.9 in Ft. Collins, CO.  He is the author of the full-length poetry collection, A Poet Playing Doctor, from White Violet Press/Kelsay Books (Fall, 2015):