Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Robert Demaree- Poetry


Harriet Tubman
New face on the twenty
Sadness of our time
How politically correct
Came to be pejorative.

Doctors’ waiting room
Medical TV turned on
Lots of good advice
Diabetes and the like
Just as soon watch Judge Judy.


The Arts

Impressionist art
New England seacoast somewhere
Docent not sure where.

She sang with the Met
Mezzo, Saint-Saens’ Delilah
But not anymore.

Second chair empty
Dvorak concerto played
In her memory.

Sense of Place

Coal smoke in the air
Nineteen fifty railroad train
Pennsylvania town

Town thick with strip malls
Both sides of the thoroughfare
Lots of nails salons.

Ionic columns
Elegant white frame mansion
Used to be right there.

In memory of Charlie Churchill

Taken suddenly
That deep rich New England voice
Poet friend, mentor

Robert Demaree is the author of three book-length collections, including After Labor Day (2014) published by Beech River Books. He presents poetry readings, seminars and workshops in North Carolina (October through June) and New England (June through October). Next programs: Effingham Library Poetry Seminar, Effingham, N.H., June 25. Reading at Hill Library, Center Strafford, N.H., Wednesday, June 29, 7:00 p.m. The Haiku Journal is a project to write one haiku or senyru each day for a year.

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