Poems - Ruth Thompson | Ruth Thompson Poetry

Letting It Go

Letting It Go I’m walking on my birthdayand this timeI’mletting it go. Headline!Waistline!Toe the line!Morning line! I’ve stopped stoppingat all the roads not taken(you know the ones I mean) because here’s the joke:every road is a dead end. So I’m just walking on my birthdayand letting it go. In my throat, regret.On my tongue, mourning……

Poems - Ruth Thompson | Ruth Thompson Poetry

Speaking Of the Muse

Speaking of the Muse My muse comes up behind me and says Honey(she calls me honey)you don’t have a lot of time here –lose the pale Flemish bridewith the sidelong glances. She says Look! Here I am!Dappled with oceansfurred with green and gold –Honey, give me your full attention here! O she turnslight runs from…

Here Along Cazenovia Creek

DANCING THE POETRY

In 2012, I had the great privilege of performing my poems with the celebrated choreographer and dancer Shizuno Nasu and percussionist Gene Tamashiro. The performance was titled “Dancing the Seasons.”   Shizuno was brilliant and terrifying and moving!   This experience transformed the way I look at “reading” poetry.   See the video of “Spring”here…

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BRIGHT NEW YEAR

January 4, 2014 Two days of thunder and lightning, torrents of rain, flood warnings, the sky cracking and slamming and booming and blasting! And wow, did it just run all that old energy of 2013 right out of here! Banging out the old, banging in the new, clearing the air and  pouring that champagne effervescence…