Poetry

Remembering a great poet

Ode to Mary Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) By Reinekke Lengelle   When a great poet dies the longest procession is in the rhizomes of her readers their minds joining at some cosmic point across hemispheres to whisper reverence sometimes even in unintentional unison, for instance while doing the dishes they might …

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 …