Good news, my book “Collection of Dog Poetry vol II” has been published. You can find the paperback version either on Amazon or search for it at other online retailers. The kindle version is also out too for purchase.
Amazon link for both Paperback and eBook: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=collection+of+dog+poetry+about+dogs+vol+II&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Acollection+of+dog+poetry+about+dogs+vol+II
As of October 31, 2017, Createspace has redone how they do the Createspace eStore. The eStore is going away and URL are redirecting to Amazon. Below is the CreateSpace URL in case you use CreateSpace. They have also removed the promo coupons codes you can create. So, for future books I will link just the Amazon one.
CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/7750247
Throughout the year there will be Amazon eBook promotions and maybe paperback one too. Look for new poetry books down the road.
My basin of words have started to disappear
One after another taken to be used
Dissolved once spoken or written
They slip through my fingers
Where to replace such words
Where I can write and speak again
With such gust I wish to find
Again what words have disappeared in my basin
Turkey has finished cooking
Someone sneaks a piece of skin
Carving knife carves slices
Until turkey cease to be whole
All gather around the food
Each takes a plate laden high
Of how much food for first serving
Huge table all sit down
A prayer is spoken with heads bow
Give thanks, to the blessing of food
Dig in until you reach for seconds
Then no more; stuff as can be
But, wait there is still dessert
Sigh, I guess one can still fit that in too
Silence says no words
Sound is mute to nothing
No rustling noises to be heard
Only silence sounds out
Sweet, unnerving for one
To soak it up;
To re-energize ones self
Before heading out in the noisy world
The next poetry book is coming right around the corner. The book is called Collection of Dog Poetry: Poems About Dogs Vol II. This next book has dogs poems divided up into five section. The 4 sections are different first volume and two of new sections will be Dog Holidays and Dog Outdoors. The book cover is still be tweaked a little and once I everything is good there will be an update on when it will be coming out. I am hoping to the book will be ready by end of November in time for the holidays. Here is a sample poem from the book:
Double Elevenie: A Dog Walk
Outside walking around
Couple coming up road
To continue walk
Coaxing dog to move
Honeycomb drips through my fingers
Sticky waxy and golden
I bring to my mouth
Savoring the sweet taste
I close my eyes
Each bite better than before
Licking my fingers at end
I proclaimed it was the best batch
For grandpa to sell at the market
I sit and ponder
To no great wonder
Why you and I are here?
Deep in thought
For which I tried not
What thoughts I could try to spare.
Why the world is so big
That you could fit many boat rigs,
Holding many souls so dear.
I am one so small among many
I feel loss among any
Who are above getting plenty.
So I continue to ponder
Before mind goes asunder.