Poems

An alphabetical listing of Neil’s Poems

12.12.2012 AND COUNTING
Hal and Sidra’s Limerick
2 Cats, 2 Dogs and a 5 Year Old
9-11 2007
9-11 Autumn
9-11 Dreams
9-11 Faces
9-11 Old Movies
9-11 September
9-11 Shadow Boxing
9-11 Harbor

A
A BEAVER’S TALE
A Boat Called Truth
A CALL
A Canadian Tradition
A CANADIAN TRADITION
A CAUTION AGAINST TOO MUCH CHURCH TOO SOON
A COWPOKE WATCHES POLO
A Debbie Moment
A FALL MOMENT – First poem – written within the hour
A FALL MOMENT – Poem expanded – adding some angles
A FALL MOMENT – Second poem – one less line
A FAREWELL TO ERIC
A Haiku for Robin
A HAIKU FOR THE HEALING ARTS
A HUNDRED YEARS AND ACCOUNTING
A KINDER GENTLER GOD
A LITTLE TO THE RIGHT
A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD
A MARY OLIVER QUESTION
A Mobius Trip
A MUSING
A New World
A PANTOUM TO CHASE AWAY GLOOM
A PICTURE POEM
A Poem Before Holland
A Poem Before Holland
A POET WALKS INTO A BAR
A Prairie Villanelle
A RIFF ON INVICTUS
A STONEBOAT STORY
A TOAST TO OUR HOSTS
A TREE IN THE FOREST
A Valentine’s Poem
A WEEK IN THE REDWOODS
AFTER THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
AFTER THE DEATH
Again
AGING GRACEFULLY
ALAS POOR…
Alberta Air
ALICE’S FATHER
ALL AUSTIN’S CHILLIN
All the World’s a Stage
ALL THEY SURVEY
Alms In The Land Of Allah
ALONE KOAN
ALWAYS FOR THE FIRST TIME
AMELIA IN FLIGHT
AMERICA ATTACKS AMERICA
AMERICAN DREAMING
AN EYE FOR AN EYE
AN OLD RECIPE
AND COUNTING
Angels in Texas
Anna Paulowna
Anna
ANNIVERSARY 2005
ANOTHER DEAD DEBBIE POEM
ANOTHER FOR THE CAT
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
Aphrodite Hotel
APRIL 2nd 2005
APRIL IN AUSTIN
AT FIRST
ATHABASCA
Aunt Eileen
AURORA BOREALIS
AUSTIN AGAIN
AUSTIN AGAIN
Austin
Awareness
Away from the Buildings

B
Bach in Iraq
BACK IN AMERICA – NEWS OF BOMBING
BACK TO SASKATCHEWAN
BACKYARD AUSTIN
BALING LOVE
BALL LIGHTNING
Barbarians 2003 AD
Barn Swallows
BASHO IN THE BACKYARD
Beachcomber
BEARS
Becoming
THE BEER PARLOR 2 THE DARK SIDE
Before and After Yeats
Below the Acropolis
Bemused
Bert Builds a Shed
Beyond the Stars
Biblical
Big Boys
Bill
BIRCHES DISROBED
BIRTH OF HAIKU
BIRTHDAY 2000
BLACK AND WHITE
Black Beauty
Black Hills of Dakota
Blind Rooster
BLOOD
Blue Eyed Boy
BLUE SPRUCE
Bob Mud in Austin
BODY COUNT
BONDING PATTERNS
Books at Bergen
BOOT CAMP
BORN TO BE A STAR
Breathe
Breathing in Winter
BROTHERS
Bud McKague
BUDS
Buffalo Chips
BUFFALO SOLDIERS
Bull Dancers
BURYING MOTHER
BURYING THE POET
BUSH CONTROL
Butterfly

C
Cabbies of Athens
California Hwy #1
CANADA GEESE
Canadians Speaking
Candle Lake 2000
Candle Lake
CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG
CAR OF JOY
CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH UPON
CARL HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING
Catching Up
Chagall
Chartres
CHECKPOINT
CHENEY’S BAD DAY
Chernobyl
CHIA-PETTING ZOO
CHILDREN HAVE
CHINESE RESTAURANT
CHRIST AND MARX
Church and State
Church Tour of Europe
Circles
CIRCLING BACK
CLEANING THE CALF SHED
Climbout Sunsets
CLOUD PLOWED FIELDS
Clouds
Coffee House Houston
Coffee
COLD
Collateral Damage (Supply and Demand)
Collateral Damage
CONDOLEEZA TO IRAQ
Counterpoint
Courval
Cowboy Poetry
The Cowboys, The Poets and Pilots
COYOTE EYES
CRAB APPLE LOVE
Crater
CRAZY
CULPA

D
Dad and Roy
Dances with Horses
Dancing the Dreaming
DANTE’S 9TH INNING STRETCH
Dark Eyed Lady
DARK SKIES 17
DEAD DOG WALKING
Debbie Oh Debbie
Debbie – Six Months Later
Deep Chicken
Deer Gone
Degrees of Separation
DEPARTMENT STORE BLUES
DEPRESSION
DERVIL
DIARY
Dinner with Robert Bly
DIRECTIONS TO LOS NOVIOS RANCH
DNA
Dodo Bird
Don’t Worry Mate
Dorsey Breathes
DRAGGING IT OUT
Dragons
DREAM CATCHER
DREAM SHIP
DREAMS OF SAFETY
DREAMS
DRIVING ON THE TRACKS
Dutch Girls at the Center

E
EAGLE BONE WHISTLE
EAGLE-EYE AT EIGHTEEN
Eagle on the Moon
Eagles
Eagles
EARLY MORNING DECEMBER CALGARY
Earthworm Dance
East of Kundalini
Eden
EDMONTON – LATE SEPTEMBER
EGGSHELLS NEED LOVE TOO
Elbow Me Elbow
Elbow Room
ELECTION 2004
ELEVATORS
EMBRACING OUR MESSENGERS
Emily
Empty Bed
Erik Blomberg
EULOGY
Evenings So Quiet
EVERY FOURTH BULLET
Exclused
EXTERNET AT OAK AND ELM
Eyes of Friends

F
FAIR BALL
FALL AND WINTER
FALL IN ABIQUE
Fall
Family Tree
Farm Dog
Faster
Father’s Poem
FAVORITE FURNISHINGS
FEEDING AMELIA
Feeding the Soul at Vargos
FEELING A DRAFT
FEELING THE BADS AND BUYING THE GOODS
FELINE A LITTLE CONFLICTED
DORIAN GRAY
FINDING GIACOMETTI
FIRE RELIEF CONCERT IN AUSTIN
First Art Project
FIVE MILES WEST OF HERE
FLUFFY
FLYING THE CONCORDE
FONTS
FOR C.A. WILES
FOR CHARLES BUKOWSKI
For Debbie and Dad
Iudita
FOR JEANNE
FOR MAIA AND ZOLA
For Mary Who Loves Horses
POET PATRICIA FISKE
FOR THE HOMELESS
For the Poetry
FOR VICTOR
FOR WILLIAM CARLOS
Forced Rhyme
FORCEPS AGAIN
FORGIVENESS 2
FORGIVENESS 3
Forgiveness
Frans Hals Museum
Freeways – Houston
FRIENDLY FIRE
FROG BASKING IN WATER
Frogs
FROM A SADDER TIME
Frost Bite
FUN WITH FRACTALS

G
GALVESTON ISLAND CALM
Garbo Passes
Gardening in the Mine Field
GENESIS A LOVE STORY
Gifts
GIVE ME THAT OLD RHYME RELIGION
Go Gently
Goldie at the Holiday Inn
Gone is Gone
GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD MEMORIES
GOOD GRIEF
Good Old Boys
Goodnight Marilyn
Gopher Tails
GOSPEL
Grace
Gracelets
GRACKLES IN AUSTIN
Grand Canyon
Grandfather
Grandfather’s Moustache
Grandfather’s Pipe
Grandma Brander
Grandmother Georgina
Granola Grenades for Gandhi
Grass Fed
GRAVE
GRAVEL LANE
GRAVEL
GREAT PLAINS
Growing Younger – Greece 2000 AD
Greece
Greece Independence Day 2000
GROUNDHOG DAY
GROWING INTO IT
Growing Stones
GUNFIGHT AT THE YOU’RE OKAY CORRAL

H
Hairing Up
HALF AND HALF
HAMMAS BOO BOO
Hangin Ten with Debbie
HANGUPS
HAWAII FIVE OH
HE GOES ALONE TO COUPLES THERAPY
HEADINGS
Heads
Headwind
Henry Moore
Herefords
HERMIT ENVY
Heroes of Holland
HI HO HI HO
High Flight (by Magee)
Hillman
HOLDING UP THE LINE
Holocost
Homemade Ice Cream
HOME
HOMESTEADERS’ CABINS
HOMESTEADER’S GRAVE
Hope Flowers
HOW I LOST MY FAITH
HOW LONG
HOW MANY PINS ON THE HEAD OF AN ANGEL
HOW MANY POETS DOES IT TAKE
HOW TO WRITE GOOD
HOW YOU GET TO BE A POET

I
I am a Pelican
I M L 8 CALIFORNIA PLATE
I Never Saw My Mother on Horseback
IQ
I SHAMAN
I STILL DON’T GET IT
I WAKE EARLY
I WAS AFRAID OF THAT
Icarus
ICE STORM 2007
If A Novel
YOUR OWN TALK SHOW
I’LL SEE YOUR BLARNEY
I’m Back
I’m Glad I Saw
I’M READY FOR MY NEW HIP NOW
IMAGO LOVE
IMMORTALITY
IN ART AS IN LIFE
IN EULOGIES RECOUNT
GRATITUDE ODE FOR MARVIN KIMBROUGH
In Greece
In Haarlem
In Memory Still
PREPARATION FOR ISRAEL
IN SEARCH OF
In the Beginning
IN THE MOUNTAIN PARKS
GUINNESS LIMERICK
INDECENT EXPOSURE
Indian River, Ontario 2004
INNER CRITIC AT THE BEACH
INNOCENCE LOST
Into the Web
IRAQ AND BACK
IT HELPED AT THE TIME
IT WAS A DARK AND BOVINE NIGHT
IT’S A DATE
A Guy Thing

J
JANUARY 21ST 2013
JAP ORANGES
JEANNE MARIE WRITES A NEW BOOK
JERUSALEM AND OTHER TRAVELS
JERUSALEM STONE
JERUSALEM
JOHN AND MARY
John Deere
John Hawk
Judy
JUNG HAIKU

K
Karolina
Katherine
Kauai Light Scars
Kendra
Kenny and Me
Kurt

L
Lady
Lake Louise to Jasper
LAND BREATHING DEEP AFTER RAIN
LANTANA MANNA
LATIN 101
Lawyer Rap
LAYING DOWN TOOLS
Lea
LEAFLET HAIKU
Learning from Grandparents
LEAVING TOWN
LEFT ON THE CONCORDE
LEONARD COHEN AT EIGHTY
LEONARD COHEN AT EIGHTY
Lets Not Sing That Old Song Again
Lifebuoy
Links
LITTLE BROWN JUG
LIVING ALOHA
LONG HOT SASKATCHEWAN SUMMER SHORT POEMS
LONGING FOR FAMILY
LOSING
LOSSES
Lost at Sea
Louis and Suzanne
Luck
LUCY IN THE EARTH WITH DIAMONDS
Lullaby to Polarity
LUNCH COUNTER TRANSFERENCE
Lure of the Limerick
Lysistrada

M
Madrid, March 2004
Magdalene
MALPRACTICE
Maniwaki Moon
Marhesha’s Dream
Marilyn Forever
MARILYN IN THE MOUNTAINS
MARX AND GOD IN NEW ORLEANS
Mary Oliver
MATH
MAY 1ST MAYDAY
MAY IN AUSTIN
ME AND THE DEITY 2003
MEDITERRANEAN MUSINGS
MEMORIAL DAY
Memories of Three or Four
MEMORY LANES
Memory
METAMORPHOSES
MEXICAN DRUG WARS
Michael
Mike, Pam and Bailey
MILKY WAY
MIRAGES
MISSING LEONARD
Mom
Momma in Mykanos
Mona Lisa
MONARCHS ALL A FLUTTER
Mood Descending a Staircase
Moon Breathes Trees
MOON IN THE RIVER
MORE GLORY TO YOU
MORNING GRATITUDES
Mosaic
Mossbank II
Mossbank
MOTHER’S DAY 2003
MOTHER’S DAY
Mother’s Poem
MRE
Mushroom Clouds
My Cousin Wayne
MY MAYDAY MAYPOLE BIRTHDAY
MY UNCLE SHOT MY DOG

N
NARCISSUS IN THE WEST
Narcissus’ Nightmare
Native American Pow Wow!
NEGATIVE SPACE IN NEW YORK
NEIGHBORLY
QUESTIONS FOR THE NEXT SÉANCE
A SHAME
Neo is the New Old
Never More Beautiful
New Hay
NEW ORLEANS 2005
New Tribes
NEWS IN THE NIGHT
Newton’s Apple is Still Falling
Next
NINE ELEVEN 2006
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
NO GHOSTS
NORTH OF THE MEDICINE LINE
Not in My Yard
NOVEMBER 11, 2004
NUDE

O
Ode to Achmatova
Ode to Neruda
ODE TO 02
Ode to the Farmer
Oh to Neruda
OIL SPILL
OILS WELL THAT ENDS WELL
OKEEFE’S NEW MEXICO
Old Ways of War
Old Wives Lake Massacre
Olive Oil
Olympics
ON THAT NOTE
On the Other Hand
On the Trampoline
On the Wire
ONCE MORE ROUND THE MAYPOLE
One Fifty and Counting
ONE FOR THE CAT
ONE FOR YOU TO TITLE
One Room School
ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE BLUES
ONLY IN RUSSIA
OOPS
OREGON IN WINTER
ORIENTAL MEDICINE
OUT OF AFRICA
OUT OF AFRICA
Out of the Nest
Outside Wally and Lea’s Window
Owls to Athens

P
PAPA AND ME
PATRICIA AT NINETY
PATRICIA FISKE HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013
Patricia Fiske’s Birthday
Patriot Act
Pelican Project Salute
PEOPLE OF THE EARTH
Perhaps It Isn’t By Chance
PERSPECTIVE
PERSPECTIVE
Phoenix
PICKING ON THE BANJO
Picture Taking
Pincher Creek
Placebo
PLAYING OLD 78’S AT THE NURSING HOME
Poet All Stars
Poetry at Bergen
Poetry
POETS IN PEACETIME
POETS IN SPRINGTIME
POETS LIVING TOGETHER
Poets of Austin
POETS PANTRY – FEEDING A FEW
Pilots, Poets and
Poor Little Bush Haikus
PUERTO MORELOS DAWN
PRACTICE
Prairie Bumper Sticker
Prairie Chicken
Prairie Ear
PRAYERS
Preamble
Premonition
PRESIDENTS NEED LOVE TOO
PROGRESS
Projection
Psychotherapy or A Six Year Old Learns About Clocks
PULLING PIPE

Q
QUANTUM LUNCH
QUANTUM LUNCH
QU’APPELLE AND ESL
QUESTION ONE
QUESTION TWO

R
RAIN IN JANUARY
Rap
Ready
RECESSION ON 42ND STREET
Recurring Dream
Red Stick Wedding – Baton Rouge
Reed Between the Lions
REFRIGERATOR
REINCARNATION BY CLOUD
REINCARNATION BY LOON
Rekindled
Reluctant She Rises
Remembering Socrates
Remembering The
REMEMBERING VALDY
Reminders
REPUBLICAN ROULETTE
Requiem
Responsible
Restless
REVENGE OF THE TREES
RICH PEOPLE GOT PAIN TOO
Rinpoche at Esalen II
Rinpoche at Esalen
Ripe Berries
ROAD TRIP – MONTANA
Roberta’s Wedding
Robin
Rope Burns
ROSES IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR
ROUND TABLES
Roundup
ROYAL WEDDING
RULE BRITTANICA

S
Sacred Dance
Sacrifice
SAGRADO FAMILIA
Salmon Leaping
Salt Lake City
Salvador Dali as Rock Star
Santa Barbara
Sayings From Old Ranch Kithen
SCREENING MY CALLS
Seasons
SECOND HONEYMOON
Seeds
September 1986
SERVICE
Seven Years
SHADOW PLAY
SHADOWS
Shaman’s Heart
Shaman’s Stick
Sheep in Night
Sheets to the Wind
SHELTER BELT
Shirley
SHRINKING GOD
SHYLOCK’S SHADOW
Silk Road
SITTING AT THE FEET OF MAYA ANGELOU
SITTING BY THE POOL IN HOUSTON
Slave
Sleep
SLEEPING WITH YOURSELF
Small Town – Grade Seven
Snowman
Solo
SOLSTICE ECLIPSE
SONG OF MY FATHER’S SONG
SONNET 43 REVISITED
SONNET TO THE ORDINARY
SOUND THINKING
S*P*A*C*E
SPRING BREAK UP
SPRING HOPES ETERNAL
SPRING IN AUSTIN
SPRING IN SASKATCHEWAN
SPRINGTIME IN AUSTIN
STATIC CLING
STATUES
STEALING FIRE
STEPS IN TIME
STILL HERE
STONE WALKWAYS IN THE GARDEN
Stone Hammers
STONES
SUCCESS STORY
Sunday Afternoon
SUNDAY AT MARIA’S
SUNSETS
SUPPER WITH THE PhD
SURVIVAL
Susan
Swearing Off
SWEET MEMORIES
SWEET TWEET

T
TABBY LA ROSA
TAKE TIME TO HEAL
TASTE
Taste of Childhood
Taurus Travels
TAXES TWO STEP
Teacher
TECHIE POEM
TECHNOLOGY
Temper
TEMPIS
TEMPLE MOUNT
TEN GENERATIONS OF BUTTERFLIES
Terrorists
Texas 2002
THANKSGIVING POEM: HOW TO
Thanksgiving
THAT HURTS
THAT MAKES SENSE
THAT SAME OLD GARDEN
THE ACCIDENT
THE ALBUMS
The Apple
Armadillo
THE AUSTRIAN UNCLES
The Autocrat Has A Stroke
THE BADGER
THE BALLAD OF BARRY BARACK
THE BARNSTORMER AND THE BOY
THE BEER PARLOR
Le Crotoy
THE BLIZZARD OF WHATEVER YEAR THAT WAS
BUSMAN’S HOLIDAY
THE CAMEL AND THE MOOD MODIFYING MUNCHER
The Canon of Fodder
Copenhagen Kid
THE COURAGE OF MINERS
The Crocus
The Crow
THE CRY OF THE LOON
The Day Dreamer at 12
The Day I Saw the UFO
THE DEATH OF A THOUSAND CUPS
ECLIPSE 2010 FOR SUSAN BRIGHT
THE EDDIE ARNOLD KITCHEN COLLECTION
THE FARM, THE RANCH, AND THE NEED FOR GOD
THE FARMER
THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER
THE FIRST MOTHERS DAY AFTER THE LAST MOTHERS DAY
The First Supper
FUNERAL POEM
The Gift Horse
THE GIRL FROM AWAY
The Hanged Man
THE HAUNTING
THE HOLY GRAIL
THE HUNTING BLIND
THE ICON
THE INNER CRITIC ON HOLIDAY
The Inner Critic
THE INNOCENCE OF ARMIES
Molting
The Jester
THE JOY OF THE LOON
The Lady Who Eats Snow
LADY WITH SIX FINGERS
LITTLE DUTCH BOY WRITES POETRY
The Lonely Men
THE LONGNECK LOB
The Man in the Desert
The Marlboro Man
THE MESSIAH IN MINNESOTA
The Midas Touch
Millennium
THE MOST LOVELY HELEN
The New Archetypes
THE NEW HOUSE
NEW POETRY MOVEMENT
THE NOT QUITE DEAD SEA
The NRA is Right
The Old Blue Planet / Blue Roan
The Old Dry Guy and the Bath
THE OLD NEEDN’T WORRY
THE OLD PLACE
THE Old Wildcatter
THE OTHER CHEEK
The Panther
The Pelican Project
The Pieta
The Poet Laureate at 95
POETRY READING
THE PRICE OF PURITY
THE QUILT
THE SADNESS OF ARBORISTS
THE SAME AGE
The Sea
The Sheep of Holland
THE SILENCE OF SLEIGHS
THE SPIRIT
THE STROKE
THE SUNDAY-GO-MEETING SUIT
The Sword in the Stone
The Therapist Practices Her Art
The Tourist
The Twinkle
THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG
The Uncaged Bird
THE UNVEILING
THE USELESS LAKE
The Wall
THE WIDOW
THE WINGS BENEATH HIS WIN
The Words
THE WORM TURNS
The Zoo
Thera Afternoon
THERE WAS A YOUNG POET NAMED JACK
THEY KAMA THEY SAW
THINKING WITH DICK
Thirsty it Laps
THIS IS JUST TO SAY
THOU ART MORE LARGE THAN FAR AWAY
Thoughts on A Debbie Moment
Three Strikes
Threshing Time
THROUGH THE NEEDLE’S EYE
Thrown
TIME IN TEXAS
TIMMY’S DOWN THE WELL
TOO BIG TO BE TRUE
Tomorrow
Tony Campesi at the Elephant Room
Too Crowded
Train Day
TRANSMITTAL
Tree Planter Poet
TROUBLE IN PARADISE
Truth To Tell
Turning Point
TURNING THE SEPARATOR
Turtle Boots
TWO FOR BREAKFAST AT THE CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE
TWO MORE HAIKU FOR NO MORE WAR

U
UNCLE BILL
Uncle Ernest
UNDER THE PORCH
Understanding the Feminine
Unspeakable
US

V
VACANCY
VALENTINE 09
Venus Unearthed by the Christians
VIEW TO THE EAST
Voice Dialogue

W
Wake Turbulence
WALDEN POND
WAR POEMS
WATER TO WATER
Waves of Memory
WE ARE ALL MOSTLY WATER
We Are The Fish
WEDDING RECEPTION IN WINNIPEG
WHALE’S TALES
What a Boy Looks Up To
WHAT ADAM AND EVE ALMOST LEARNED
WHAT ARE THOSE TRAINING BRAS TRAINING THEM FOR
WHAT THE HELL VILLANELLE
WHAT WE DID AT COUNTRY SCHOOL
WHAT DO WE OWE
WHEN METAPHORS COLLIDE
WHEN POPES COLLIDE
WHEN RIGHTS GO WRONG
When the Storms Came
WHERE ARE ALL THE MYSTICS NOW
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN
Who’s Driving Your Car
WHY NOT THE BEAUTIFUL WORDS
WHY THERE’S NO POEM ON THIS PAGE
Widows
Wind and Rain
Wind and Rain
Wind Cloud
Winter in the Barn
Winter Night – Prairie
WITCHES AND WARLOCKS
APOLOGIES TO DAVID SUZUKI
WONDER WOMAN
WOOD RIVER WINDINGS
Word Divisions
WORKING WITH FATHER
WORLD POET
Worth of a Man
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
WRITING ON STONE
WRITING THE AUSTRALIAN TRIP

Y
Y’ALL’SHEIMERS
YIPPEE-AI-KU
YIPPEE-AI-KU (2)
You are the U in Houston to Me
YOUNG DRAGON

Z
ZEN AGAIN