Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho

The Seer of Cleveland asks, "I thought it was charming that "An Insider's Guide to Robert Anton Wilson" included a poem written for your wife. Did she like the poem? Will you post one of your more recent poems?"

Yes, she loved the poems in the book.

         A little Christmas poem

We would wait in the hall
for my father to put Christmas records on
(Bing Crosby, etc.)   a stack of them on the record player
And then we'd open presents, one by one
youngest to oldest, which
I'd hand out.

In the joyous aftermath we'd eat
sausage and my mother's coffee cake
occassionally restarting
the music


  1. I like this poem a lot. It reminds me of Christmases with the family growing up.

    Can you recommend, for someone mostly unfamiliar with Shakespeare, a good place to start to appreciate his prose or poetry?

  2. Thanks. For 23 or so years I wrote a Christmas poem for my parents to include in their Christmas cards.