Saturday 5 May 2018

1 Poem by Michael E. Belongie


 “But we find as practitioners nothing goes away until
it has taught us what we need to know.”  Pema Chodron

             Oh, we are cavalier,
             outlier in seeming
             charmed decades,
             then sword hovers

            or is it lotus flower?
             Stamen, pistol sheathed
             in petals and its stem,
             anchored in silt.
             Its medium: impermanence,
            suffering, and our surrender.


Michael E. Belongie, board member and Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, past president, broadcaster for 5 years of an fiber-optic interactive television course in south-east Wisconsin  for secondary poetry students, has seven published collections. Contractor of Wisconsin readings, featuring  Billy Collins, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, Marge Piercy, Sharon Olds, and Frank McCourt

Poet Antler, a Pushcart recipient, has endorsed the seventh collection, nominating Embracing the Moment for a 2018 award.

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