MARYLI TIEMANN AND RUTH EVANS
will read from their poetry Friday, May 18th , 2012 at 7 PM
Light refreshments served. Suggested contribution: $3. For further information call Ted Bookey at 685-3636.
Six snow shovels rest against the house
Bathed in sunshine and almost April
Like a gaggle of junior high students
Hanging together – some tall and lanky,
Some short and strong. All trying to
stick together and not appear too different.
Needing something to do, but stuck between
Stages and ages. Full of self-conscious
Doubts that changing time will ease their
Awkward, misplaced, out-of-sync insights.
Their guts show them tough truth that’s
Just a stone’s skip from making sense:
Like a screen door too soon up or full of
Snow from winter’s storm, they know
They don’t blend into a world that just
Doesn’t see how to find them useful. —Maryli Tiemann
THE AFFAIRS OF MAY
Now I have reached the age that ads for Cialis and Viagra
are amime3d at, I am madly, wildly, insanely in love,
With cream colored tulips reaching and bending,
with trillium white as purity,
with violets, the purple and white, consorting
in the grass with wild strawberry blossoms
and the blatant yellow of dandelions
trumpeting spring like a hallelujah chorus.
Today it is al sun, sun, sun. Lunch outdoors
and the scent of happiness. Over everything
the wild abandon of a fresh affair.
Nothing matters but this moment,
these sensations, the now, now, now of today. —Ruth Evans