Author Archive for ekswitaj

Sunday Small Stone 76

running towards the moon no longer overhyped perigee but silver over upswept pink clouds and calm dusk blush lagoon Related articles Most “super” supermoon of 2014 on August 10 (earthsky.org) The 101 Best Astronomical Events to Watch Out For in…

Should we burn our rubrics?

  Steven Conn’s post on “The Rise of the Helicopter Teacher” at the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Conversation blog raises important points about students looking for a precise series of steps to follow and instructors who, due to various institutional…

Sunday Small Stone 75

dry rust spider scuttles out from under daddy longlegs on the sand tile tilted _______as the rain Related articles Hairy Ball Turns Into Hundreds Of Daddy Longlegs (geekologie.com) Daddy longlegs once had 4 eyes – Atlanta Journal Constitution (ajc.com) Man…

Sunday Small Stone 74

black wisp on petrichor concrete twists from jellyfish through fall -en cloud and rests as discarded bag Related articles Word of the Day — Petrichor (trolldens.blogspot.com) Hail and Petrichor (vinauverre.wordpress.com) ‘Petrichor’ – what does it mean? (sphinxandsibylline.wordpress.com) Petrichor (rwdwhbiii.wordpress.com) the…

Sunday Small Stone 73

gut-check—cramp mud dries tonight like lingering fart—the moon half-smoked out by palm   NB: This poem, especially the third line, is best appreciated in poet voice.   Related articles My silent friends — Haibun #73 (hugauga.wordpress.com) Wind and Water and…

Sunday Small Stone 72

two trunks like fallen men—slump and lie against the blue fence that doesn’t match __yet the sky Related articles Small Stones Poetry (failingathaiku.wordpress.com) From my Fingertips / Summer Night (Haiku) (blogitorloseit.com) Carpe Diem Haiku *Shiki ‘A Flash of Lightning”* (esengasvoice.wordpress.com)…