Category Archives: street people

Poets Should Write About the Nice Things

I’ve heard poets talk of the subjects they write about and one said something I have used as the title of this week’s poem. It struck me as an odd thing to say. Surely poets should write about anything and … Continue reading

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Street Dance

I love street musicians, their confidence, willingness to make light of an ordinary morning, bring an element of fun to the day. And sometimes someone will move to the music, sway, tap, or dance … STREET DANCE guitar & sax                                   … Continue reading

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Ignorance

There are times when what I don’t know bothers me: my lack of experience, and naivety. All I can do is knit scarves for the homeless, give to the foodbank … make others aware … write about what I imagine … Continue reading

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Street senryu

The kaleidoscope of activity on the streets of any city are a perpetual wonder and puzzlement. People cut in and out of traffic, jay-walk (guilty as charged). They sleep in bus-shelters, doorways, under bridges, on vents. They take chances … … Continue reading

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Homeless Haiku

November and the days are drawing in, it’s getting colder, and the homeless are watching for hot-air grates, dryer vents, to keep them warm. Shelters are filling up and all I can do is give to the local Food Bank … Continue reading

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Starlight

Not everyone can buy gifts or look forward to a family gathering. Some people will be cold and hungry through the dark time of the year. But sharing a smile, a touch, a coffee, a greeting, small gestures can warm … Continue reading

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Day and Night

Thanksgiving comes up in ten days and I’ve been thinking about those who are homeless and hungry while I have so much. There’s so little I can do: give to the local Foodbank, knit scarves … A A DAY AND … Continue reading

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