Friday, September 30, 2011

Red Robes - Red Stratocaster

monastery empty...
quiet, a long hall silence

low amp hum, click of guitar cable plug
e minor waves of rolling thunder
g c d  - power chords

red robes whirl
red strat cranked louder

rock n'roll meditation
a power hymn of sweat

the Tired Monk's mantra:
Keep on Rockin' in the Free World

the Tired Monk

... for Chris Pare

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

nailing it down

good days of monk full halls
coffee brewing steady hot
friday "solving problem" lunches
just nailing it down
with a mighty poem hammer

the Tired Monk

why no poems

why no poems

just been forgetting to see them

i guess

the Tired Monk

Thursday, September 22, 2011

lonely hall duty

lonely hall duty
of empty steps
lights hum above


she it dark?

mist hangs thick
in sodden hemlock boughs
flickering porch light
can't reach the forest
in this overcast
post-rain bleak

the Tired Monk

Thursday, September 15, 2011

winter's glass house


frost slips in first
next month...snow
old pond koi know
this is the time
of winter's glass house

Monday, September 12, 2011

From Bon Jovi to Bon Iver

Bon Jovi hair metal nights
cigarette blue air, whiskey mist
big blurry crowd blasting heat
slow beer buzz...fading

Bon Iver silent fireplace light
ice clinking single malt sips
cat deep in guitar case sleep
silence, then the tea kettle sings

the Tired Monk

Thursday, September 8, 2011

a school window daydream

windows bathed
in post rain sun
lessons lost
in deep daydreams...

     a quick jump
     a breezeway run
     fireman pole slide
     bike unlocked
     over the hills

morning head haiku

night poems fade
misty metaphors
fade into coffee steam

the Tired Monk

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

an old war

door slams twice
     frame     pops    sags

brother monks
partake in sibling war

Thursday, September 1, 2011


sunflower volunteers
bend twist towards the sun
rising up over the feeder
from where they fell