"Close your eyes and count up to eight, Remember the Choir master's rhythm?" She said. "One- One. two, one- One, two, three, two, one, Sing up to the highest octave you can, And always remember to close you ears too, and shut the two doors, Don't worry about the windows, I kept them… Continue reading THE TUNE THAT BINDS!
They light up the sun by nightfall, So bright that I couldn't hold back, Neither relent your value, He said, 'And above all is love.' Much more than we could have, Dressed not to impress, But dressed to suppress, My emotions that broke me intense, And built us to be one, One, In the… Continue reading FRIENDSHIP.
By Maya Angelou The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings… Continue reading CAGED BIRD
By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim… Continue reading THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
By Pablo Neruda Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example: "The night is shattered, and the blue stars shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. That I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. On nights like… Continue reading THE SADDEST POEM
She Sat There Less Bewildered By Her Environment, Her Focus Solely On The Product Of Distillation in her hand, Why White? Why Red? Why Wine and not Whine? Either Way, It Was Sweet! Her Eye-catching Leg swung, Back And Forth, Back And Forth, Just Like A Pendulum, Unsettled By The Force Driving It, She… Continue reading
My newest book “Riverthink: Haiku, Senryu & Tanka” is now available at Amazon in paperback and kindle editions, as well as at Barnes & Noble or through your local book dealer. This collection of haiku and related forms came together faster than expected. It was initially scheduled for publication at year end. https://www.amazon.com/Riverthink-Senryu-Paul-F-Lenzi/dp/1535283025/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471024519&sr=1-1&keywords=riverthink “Internationally acclaimed […]… Continue reading New Book – Riverthink — Poesy plus Polemics