Category Archives: Poemlets

Life by the Slice . tiny poems by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 February 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a set of early poemlets …

. . . . .

LIFE BY THE SLICE
Tiny Poems by Alice B. Clagett
amongst her early works

I drank the rain from stone bowls
in the mountains.

Silent alpine meadow leaps
deer fled hushed sandal taps.

.

The pale orb beckons
Twin moons descend the hill.

.

Chill dank air crouches
at the mountain’s northern base.
Dark flowrs bloom there

and on her southern slope
I eat the sun.

.

The angel’s hair flamed through the westward sky.

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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LA . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 February 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is one of my early poems …

. . . . .

LA
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
amongst her early works

On the upper left flank
of plasticelled, steely-eyed LA
it sits.

. . . . .

Image: “Pond Turtles,” by Alice B. Clagett, late 1900s, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pond Turtles,” by Alice B. Clagett, late 1900s, CC BY-SA 4.0

Alice B. Clagett


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The Virginia Surmise . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 24 May 2012

THE VIRGINIA SURMISE
A Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett
24 May 2012

On the green wool rug
of the median strip
buttercups bloom.

…………..

Alice B. Clagett


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The Bird of Paradise . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 18 February 2012

THE BIRD OF PARADISE
A Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett
18 February 2012

What would it be like to be
a bird of paradise
behind a chain-link fence?

Alice B. Clagett


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Love’s Sweet Embellishment . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Written in April 2004; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 5 April 2020

  • LOVE’S SWEET EMBELLISHMENT, a Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem I wrote some years ago …

LOVE’S SWEET EMBELLISHMENT
A Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett
April 2004

Day’s end, and the coral trees
stitch their gentle silhouette
upon the opalescent hem
of vast Lord Krishna’s gown.

…………………..

–from Link: “Love’s Sweet Embellishment,” a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett, written in April 2004; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 5 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-hk4 ..

Alice B. Clagett


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Frog Eggs . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Written in July 2016; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020

Image: “Lily Pond,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2002, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Lily Pond,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2002, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

FROG EGGS
A Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett
July 2016

Here on Earth
creeds propagate
like frog eggs
in a fish pond
at the first sign of Spring.

–from Link: “Frog Eggs,” a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett, written in July 2016; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l3M ..

……….

Alice B. Clagett


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Evening . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 13 June 2005; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 15 December 2020

  • “Evening,” a Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett, At the Third Street Promenade

“Evening”
A Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett
At the Third Street Promenade
13 June 2005

The palm trees wave the day goodbye
. . . as evening combs their hair
And roses croon a lullaby
. . . to sleepy courtyard air.

–from Link: “Evening,” a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett, written on 13 June 2005; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 15 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l4h ..

……….

Alice B. Clagett


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Bright on Dark Waters . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written in the late 1970s; published on 31 December 2018; republished on 16 December 2020

Dear Ones,

Here is an early poem …

. . . . .

BRIGHT ON DARK WATERS
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Written in the late 1970s

Bright on dark waters,
columned lights
dance with mind song.

. . . . .

Image: “Lincoln Heading Home,” by Alice B. Clagett, late 1900s, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Lincoln Heading Home,” by Alice B. Clagett, late 1900s, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

–from Link: “Bright on Dark Waters,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written in the late 1970s; published on 31 December 2018; republished on 16 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l38 ..

……….

Alice B. Clagett


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The Angel’s Hair . a tiny poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written in the 1980s; published on 31 December 2018; republished on 16 December 2020

THE ANGEL’S HAIR
A Tiny Poem by Alice B. Clagett
from the 1980s

The Angel’s hair
flamed through the westward sky

Image: “Fiery Sunset,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Fiery Sunset,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

 

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Alice B. Clagett


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