Poetry

Grief poems

Today Frans has been gone 10 months. This past weekend, as I was cleaning the house, this poem started to form in my mind. Feel free to use it with groups or share it with others who are bereaved. You can send them the link or copy and paste.  Simple questions by Reinekke Lengelle First …

Remembering Frans

Poems to Frans and about death, June & July 2019 Cloudscapes Everything is more beautiful and painful now and that’s the deal no one escapes you showed me light and shadow enacted and reflected Enriched by love’s long apprenticeship I thought today about how you dove towards death I had never seen someone do it …

About my poetry book Happy

I received this gracious comment from author Kim Stafford about my poetry book Happy which is only available in syllabus form at the moment.  “This book offers you three gifts: story-based considerations of our need for the strength of solace, poems that work like singing spells to advance that solace, and the whole project’s invitation …

Happy poem

Happy by Reinekke Lengelle I almost forgot I was happy today, while I was wiping the stove an old thought pulled at my sleeve it almost seemed convincing trying to protect me like the way remembered pain sticks and tries to make you right about something, While you know that ‘right’ is the block between …