Friday, July 19, 2013

September 19 1929 ~ Simon Howard

Poem for my Mother

The strangers exchange smiles
now I can’t stop smiling

Dark bees swim inside
a radiant Absolute

A white perfumed bush
lifts into the sky below my feet

There are advertisements forgotten
on a patch of forgetful ground

Describe your experiences of semi-invisible architecture
try to stop crying

We were waiting for a train
when a huge tempest broke over the sea, I

attributed your exemplary calm
to my eating an ice cream

Simon Howard : walkingintheceiling


Friday, July 12, 2013

The Grimace ~ David Berridge

Delighted to announce a new limited edition chapbook by David Berridge.
The Grimace - available as a limited edition from the Red Ceilings Press website where you can also see all our titles in print and our free ebooks.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Those Good Tomatoes ~ Donal Mahoney

 Chicago, South Side

Late July and I am waiting
for those good tomatoes
brought to the city from farms
on trucks with a swinging scale,
brought to the city
and into the alleys
by Greeks and sons
in late July
and early August,
tomatoes so red they reign
on the sills of my mind all winter
too perfect to eat.