another daydream

another daydream

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Snow Day


 

A snow day offers haiku play. 

Welcome to 2022!


Cheers,
Charise 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

"December"

December 

 

Less 

and less

delicious warmth

 

as winter unwraps

its grey forlorn.

 

Also

––O also, 

sotto voce––

 

a silver gleam adorns 

the boughs bereft 

 

to say, like a dare, adore me.



~LCMH

 

 


Monday, December 6, 2021

"Haecceity"

Haecceity


Photo by Lucas van Oort
As I stare into the amaryllis
it asks me why was I ever
shy

 

while I was shrinking 
from the squint 
of eyes

that seemed to measure

what is up to snuff
or enough

 

I was this

––the thisness 

of an amaryllis––

no less than magnificent.



~LCMH

 

 


Thursday, November 18, 2021

"Bird's-Eye View"

 Bird’s-Eye View

 

An argument of birds
still sounds like song

though our daughter 

says we’re bickering

March 2020 into April

as we quarantine

 

from other company.

She’s missing the point.

How husbandwifery

hashes out territorial right 

through a thicket of sharing.

We’re still in the fight,

 

off-pitch or off-key,

a far cry from complacency. 

 

 

~LCMH

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Milestone













This baby is six months now, 
Muse in a Suitcase



P.S. If you'd like a signed book, let me know! My author copies are limited.  

Warm wishes,
Charise

Monday, October 11, 2021

Pairing Poetry and Art


These are the pages of the October Issue of Beyond Words Literary Magazine where my poem lives, paired with the art of Rita Malenczyk. 

The artist and I have never met. The editor chose our collaboration on paper (and in digital format). What do you think? 



There's so much to read into this artwork––gazing into it the way you'd gaze into a crystal ball. And isn't it uncanny how the color orange shows up to meet my poetry (chapbook covers a case in point)?

Warmly,
Charise 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Scenes from the Streetcar


We carried poetry books,

a singing bowl, and an ocean drum,

as the streetcar carried us

up and down H street

for Art All Night DC. 

 

 

 

How fun to be in-person to share these offerings!  



Thanks to those who hung out with us 

in the Poetry & Sound space 

for a little while. 


May your travels hold more light-hearted moments...



Warm wishes,
Charise (and Jeneen)

Friday, September 24, 2021

Poems On the Go

Hop on the Streetcar Saturday for Art All Night H Street, DC. "Here We Are" is an in-person (!) poetry performance plus soundscape by Jeneen Piccuirro from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. This is a moving streetcar experience––come and go as you please, partake and enjoy our offering of poems and sound, shifting to a different kind of listening.