Tony’s & Hessie’s Poetry PagesHessie’s Poetry Click on “Hessie’s Poetry” (hyperlinked directly above) and you will directly to her poems. Alternatively you can click on the “Hessie’s Poetry” button to your right. If you want to go to a specific poem click on its hyperlinked title below. Titles #27 – March 27, 1986 35th Class Reunion A Calling A Random Chant A Record Low All Grown Up Anticipation As My Father’s Daughter Celebrate Celebration What I Don’t About Daffodils DearTony-70 Frank From Our Woods At Night General Intake Going Out For Dinner On Saturday Night Goodbye Grandpeople Haiku Happy Birthday To You Gail justmoved Love Poem Made To Last Metamorphosis My Brother’s Last Visit My Cracked Heart Nice Hats Ladies On My Way To Work Recapturing the Night Rosalita Saturday Night At Rod’s Slow Season Some Fall Evenings Some Observations On Southern California Summer 1988 Talking To The Snow while Running In Place Tango Dream Tender Spots The Amazing Drakes The Big #70 The First Night The Vacation The Visitors Thirty Years Ago To Mommy To Sarah And Rebekah Two Little Girls Jumping On The Bed View From The Fourth Floor Wait For Me Walking Lonely As A Person Water Colors Windows Working On Your Feet Tony’s “Pomes” Click on “Tony’s ‘Pomes’ (hyperlinked directly above) and you will go directly to his poems. Alternatively you can click on the “Tony’s Poetry” button to your right. If you want to go to one of the four grouping of poems or a specific poem just click on its hyperlinked title below. Many of my poems include imbedded visuals – something that Hessie and most poets disdain – I understand – but if I can’t do my own thing here…where? Alien One day ~25 years after I moved from Upper Manhattan to Pennsylvania, I was in North Jersey consulting. Since I was finished by early afternoon, I went with an “indecisive feeling” and crossed back over the George Washington Bridge, the same bridge that I had sometimes biked across as a kid. I went to the apartment house where I had grown up – also to the overlook at Fort Tryon Park – lately Cloisters Park. That time traveling visit produced Alien (and a very similar monologue in my short story Merchant Marines Coming And Going); plus Last Stand at Fort Tryon.
Commuting With Nietzsche Once I had a job that sometimes took me to center-city Philadelphia. It was about a one hour commute. Since I didn’t often take work home or along if I could avoid it, I had time to read if I took the train, time think and wonder at the existential world going by. One of the books I read was Neitzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra. I knew how the murderous gangster Nazis had posthumously claimed Neitzsche as an inspiration. I wanted not to like him or his book. I didn’t. But I realized that, same as me, this audacious, probable mental case was just another commuter passing through the “comic station hanger.”
Canoeing With My Son Life Was Warm In A World Adorned My high forceps birth, ouch, might’ve gone something like this. Fancy, The Wisps Of Regal Clouds A testosterone tale with a happy ending, lucky me indeed. Night Rises In An Eastern Heaven My oldest surviving poem. For years it’s journeyed with me toward the sunset.
She Lingered Just Behind The Shaded Sill Ma I Met This Girl, I Said Cracking The Goddess (“Emergency” C-Section) Rosalie Goodbye O Cynara Snow Boulders My House Is Almost Finished Homage To A Gray Star Images Of Swans Loved One My Daughter’s Graduation House For Sale Her Pretty Little Garden Wall For Example, My Version Golden, Still Holding Flowers Father In Profile, Abstracted Cathedral Of Dejected Trees A Videographer’s Travel Outtakes For An Open Reading Listen All Bar Music Turns To Ow Rented Windows Jerk (Back In Town Infantile And Neurasthenic) Sheiks…SHEEKS (Love & The Betrayals, Etc.) Harlem Transit In Dad’s ’36 DeSoto These Homeless Here No Chat Just Off East Main (Head Game In A Border State) What Predawn Instinct Or Intelligence Joey B And Some Redhead Man Of Inaction, No Real Plan Yesterday’s News In A Smallish Market Toward Closing His Account, Cashing Out: A Trial Balance Assassination Day Blue Mountain (The Ridge In Winter) Quiet Interruptus (Anticipation) Longshot Winners All It’s A Regular Life (Camcorder) Sleeping With The Old Dog Up Susquehanna Fog Trying To Bench A Personal Best While Waiting... Enchanted Evenings Last Stand At Fort Tryon Oblate Moon Routine Business Trip Since You Know One Thing…Explain Me That The Days Are Three And Come To Naught After Raking Caribbean Beach Paradise Island Mid-September At The Beach Expedition To The Back Country Memo From Moscow Naked Nearing Antarctica Philadelphia Bridge Predicting The Big One Caribbean Beach Spirits Of The Argentine Marina Beach, Once Again…An Upper Floor, The Other View A Mischlinger 1st Or 2nd Degree’s Still Ranting On The Train Last Thursday One November Down Right North Of Atlanta Is Downright Close Enough Sometimes It Snows In Early June And So It Goes: A Thru Z Cancelled Trip Journeys’ End