Because We Must

One puts down the first line
in trust that life and language
are abundant enough to complete it…
                                Wendell Berry

Having run the gauntlet
between lawn and tangled vine,
skipping across the bare spots,
hopping over rocks,
hurrying to make a deadline,

no need to check
calendar or clock to know
that time is keeper of the score,

it is not the fear
of running out of food
that makes us eat,
nor the fear
of running out of ink
that makes us write.

We pray
for the abundance
that completes us.

Penned Legacy now available

Penned Legacy, selected poems from the poets of The Peaceful Pub is now available at:

The following poets are featured in this volume:
Maryse Achong (trinimade)
Deborah Benson (Deed)
Jody Bisanz
Gene Dixon
Kallima Hamilton
Paul T. Hamilton
Wendy Howe
Craig Kirchner
Janet Tanner Leonard (jantanleo)
Jean Marian Lewis
Brian Lowry (meadowglenfarm)
Douglas Munday
Rebecca Jane Munday
Rich Roach
Keith Robson
Kerri Rochelle
Liz Rule
Dinah Serritelli
Doris C. Swearingen
James Vandine (Jared the Poet)
Merv Webster (The Bush Poet)
Michael Williams
Spiros Zafiris
Sarah M. Zang

We hope that your work will be in The Peaceful Pub’s next anthology.

Another note from the world of publishing:

Peaceful Pub  member, Kallima Hamilton has a new chapbook available from Aldrich Press.  It is called Outside the Lava Fields and may be ordered online from among other booksellers.  I have a copy already and it is excellent!

The ISBN is 978 0 615 66130 8