Caroline Gerardo haiku, journal

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fountain of Memory

Sad that my baby is off to college stirred with joy for his
Everyone tells me their own university stories,
sharing in the memories of those days when 
faces, ideas, and libraries were new.
Why do we relate as humans to our own flow?
Is it universal water we drink?
Working through revisions on the last chapters of novel in progress.

The grinding each word is coming to an end.
What editing tools have you purchased? I've tried a few.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Henry Miller and Emil White

Letter to Emil White from Henry Miller
They did enjoy a long life- 80 and 88

Henry Miller's typewriter image above.
Hear it clicking and the return jamming?
What would it be like for you to press hard on each key
pounding out every word, then to trash the pages with errors.
No spell check, no copy and paste no easy edits...

Come to my rescue as I complete 3rd revision 
How are you writing?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Collector of Rain

Collector of rain,
tea cups, heirloom seeds and roses.
Fill the orange Home Depot buckets.
My job is a raucous fight where I smile.
My home is for sale
where does the wind lead?
Son leaves for college in days.
Your birthday is on September 11th?
Sit while I brew lavender tea.
Hummingbirds sip with us, 
 Siberian Wallflower blooms.
Monarchs chrysalis in the canyon.

Caroline Gerardo 9/14/2015

It's raining tonight. After two years of drought the sound of rain in my bucket retention system is a dance. I got my submission in to the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature around 3:30 AM. Wish I had another week for editing, but my  schedule is demanding.  I hope you are well. The photograph is the beginnings of new butterflies in the canyon below my house. I planted milkweed and salvia for the monarchs and there are thousands of them collecting food and doing what makes them happy. Poem above untitled for the moment, perhaps "Welcome Change"     

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Born to Build Something Wonderful

A post to my daughter September 10th. 

"You were born to build something wonderful!"