Archive for ‘Richard’

November 11, 2018

Innocence

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Innocence

 

The sound of children

comes in swells

like the sea…. I love

how they fill the emptiness and silence

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October 7, 2018

The Light

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

The Light for Blog

 

If only

intelligence were a storm

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October 2, 2018

Autumn

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

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    Autumn

 

So many things

are vulnerable to cold—

the cucumber’s crisp

and my sweet basil’s toes,

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November 20, 2017

Dream Vision

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Pointed Fingers

Even when I’m asleep
I’m awake, producing things
inflammatory or illegal
to the spooks that would govern
our concepts of light.

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November 6, 2017

Big Dreams

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Day 2 photo

 

I do not dream
of going to LA,
New York City,
Hollywood
or any other
Metro of delusion.

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October 2, 2017

Statues

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

It is hard to grapple
with a statue. In fact
it was quite humorous to watch
an angry mob try
to destroy
Robert E. Lee
in Charlottesville.

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September 21, 2017

Life Support

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

 

I feel like a slug
searching for something
wet and cold
to cling to, a post
of black metal
sweating
in the heat of the night.

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March 22, 2017

Wild Ballet

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

deer

 

Wild Ballet

Today I was witness
to Baryshnikov and Nureyev
in a wild ballet. Such grace!
Such nerve! Such beautiful leaps
as they chased each other
across the meadow stage.

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July 6, 2016

The Bear

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

The Bear Black and White_edited-1 artwork by R. Rensberry

Troyer saw the bear
in his field, the second
bear he’d seen
in his eighty-four years,

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June 19, 2016

The Ire of God

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

The Ire of God

Earl’s heart
like the rabbits and deer
gets its tides from the phases
of moon. As it wanes
all is quiet in the woods
and furrows.

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April 28, 2016

The Pay Is High

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

the Pay Is High

I am leaving
by choice, opposing
forces that would keep me
like a moth fluttering
at the lights of San Francisco.

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April 11, 2016

The Big House

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

The Big House_edited-1.jpg

If I were San Quentin,
I would hold the key
to everything evil.
My heart would beat
with the tattooed fists
of men sentenced
into my keep, boys gone
crazy as their crimes.

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March 29, 2016

Flamingos

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Flamingos

You have got to love
Flamingos, their saucy moves
Ladies in high heels

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March 3, 2016

politicians

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

politicians

In Michigan
the politicians of spring
will soon sprout

and shout
colorful words
of hope
from their pulpits.

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February 22, 2016

Amnesia

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Amnesia

It slips into a vein
like a needle

into a junkie.
They’ll complain

until their lack
turns euphoric.

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February 18, 2016

The Invasion

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

The Invasion

While my parents were sleeping
the invasion began… first

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February 17, 2016

The Henhouse

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

The Henhouse

The bickering has begun
among the disturbed
chickens in the henhouse.

A rooster flew in
from New York
and crowed unexpectedly.

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February 4, 2016

Arithmetic

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Arithmetic

If you take all the pieces
of living, my desires and needs
for softness
in and around and upon
the body, for the pressure to live
outside the skin
as if the penis were an ornament
instead of an instrument
of love in the flesh,

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February 2, 2016

Idols of Gods

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Idol

 

Once it was noble
to defend your name, to kill a man
that would dishonor your grave,
once it was honor
to conquer your foe
and rename the land that war bestowed.

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January 29, 2016

Storm Sewer

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

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We head out
in search of adventure, walk
atop stone walls
along Brooklyn Street and peer
into holes, culverts and dead falls.

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January 22, 2016

Foot Wedge

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Foot Wedge

Sculpture by Richard Rensberry

 

This game is a ball
we accuse, chase
and infuse
as if its will
could be bent
to ours,

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January 21, 2016

Keepsakes

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

keepsakes

So many joys
so many tears
time collected
in moments and years

your favorite hat
you never wore
me standing naked
clothes on the floor

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January 16, 2016

Happiness

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Happiness poem

 

The light
in the ferns
turns your eyes
green fire. The wind

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November 16, 2015

Our Medicine

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

pile of pills

The decibels of truth
have gone silent, her Angels
gagged by politics. The universities
have come to define us
as something that grows in a Petri dish.
We are chemicals
to be chemically treated.

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November 9, 2015

Executive Decision

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

deer 
 
Painting by R. Rensberry
 
I will
empty myself
of nail guns and jack-
hammers, spit up
buses, taxis

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October 14, 2015

This Town

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

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Artwork by R. Rensberry

What this town needs
is a trapdoor,
a blackhole with a coffee shop;

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September 25, 2015

The Music

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

The Music

If I were a violin,
I’d set your neck
arm and chin.

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September 17, 2015

After

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

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Photo by R. Rensberry

 

Here after here
Gone after gone
Month after month
Dawn after dawn

Laugh after laugh
Tear after tear
Dusk after dusk
Year after year

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