Category Archives: Poetry

tanka written on the occasion of the solar eclipse

phantom moon moving
through light of a greater glow
‘world enough and time’
to see, to hear, to touch yes
‘all things bright and beautiful’

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

NOTE: Line 3 is from Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”; line 5 is the first line of the hymn of the same name.

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dark cloud for a cowl
the moon peers out warily
the tempest runs wild

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

watching the half-moon’s transit

battle axe   keen blade,
arcing bright through cloudless sky
to be bested by dawn

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

Surprise – guess who!

cunning and furtive,
ignorant ‘bout so many things…
in his hands: life, death

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

this morning’s lesson

clouds like a gray shroud
swaddle the blue sky dawning…
leaves stir in silence

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

The President of Sham and Shame

Reeking Orange Thief!
Be warned: Never trust his brief
as he laughs up his sleeve…

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

standing on the deck round midnight

brightening… fading…
fireflies – oh fireflies, green eyes
of this starless night

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017