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Carolyn Holmes Gregory: The Body

You know you are not in charge
of your body any more
despite its joyous odes
and incantations.

March 10, 2022 · 3 Comments

Carolyn Gregory: Listening

Compassion unfolds her bright blue
wings and shelters us.

May 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: Listening to John Coltrane on my Mother’s Death Day

Swirling, confident, those sax notes stretch and blow
above the drums, full of his blue notes,
fifty years ago, new as now.

May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: Leaving the Theatre of Dreams (for Peter)

Tonight I walk through spring sadness, the nostalgia of dreams remembered and foregone, familiar places where we wrote our own epitaph, misspoken lines and rooms seen in the wrong light … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: Leper

She wears her hat on her sleeve, bleeding badge of all she has suffered, arrow piercing the aorta when she lives out here. The alley becomes her nest in a … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: Surrounded by Atheists

For years, I listened to their prattle about secular humanism and “the big picture”,   listened to their arguments about how the holocaust certainly suggests that God had died or … Continue reading

November 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: Under Wire

Dear little breast, you were badgered and harassed by needles and nuclear medicine, almost ready to fall off in shame   when you only carried yourself with dignity in the … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: What Remains

Every face has its stories of travel along the coast or mountains, memories of loved ones cherished or left behind   the rooms of beauty acquiring their peonies or cobwebs … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: Watch Out for Hornets

Do not step into a nest of hornets and not expect to be stung by something with pointed ears and shrieking “it’s my nest, my nest”!   Much better to … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: Gathering the Beasts

I gather all my beasties close, the laughing camel and gold and silver alligator, a little cat contemplating Buddha.   Happy to have a blue sting ray sweep through the … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Carolyn Gregory: Tin King

The tin-hammered king rubs his hands in glee. His crown shines while covering the holes beneath.   He flies around the world acquiring gold and new deals, claiming success   … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Carolyn Gregory: Gathering Strength

When day begins with fog outlining the shapes to come, another good poet dead and the prospect of a bad president,   in the rain I take nothing but my … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

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