Monday, November 27, 2017

My new book - Translations of Lorca

My new book, translations of Lorca, came out a week earlier than planned =:-) 
Buy a $4 stocking stuffer for someone you love - Lorca's best poems are full of love =:-)

Sunday, October 29, 2017


hide the chips from my ears or you will soon find my hand crawling to your bowl r soos appeared today on

Friday, October 27, 2017


with one missing string
sings the careless poetry
crying in notebooks
Thank you, Luke. Published today at

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Micropoets Society - 52 poems

52 poems published by the Micropoets Society in one year. Thank you Luke! The poem published today will encourage many during flu season:

warm cold repeating
forehead pumping old mirrors
shaped within one skin

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


spin life exploding
as your mystery performs
with broken dances

Thanks to Luke for publishing hurricanes in Micropoetry.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

food line

food line
handfuls of cookies
lighten the spirits of those
eating day old bread


Luke, Thank you for publishing food line today!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


a thousand voices
fill my head with wounding sounds
I speak from one mouth
appeared today at:
Thanks Luke!

Sunday, August 13, 2017



new prayers in the night
old folded hands arthritic
flaming soft with pain

appeared today on
Thanks Luke!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017



oil scars vessels
despite all daily cleanses
to hide signs of age

coffee appeared on today! Thanks Luke!

Thursday, July 13, 2017


with faith loss running
over the edge of borders
forged within these thoughts
thanks to Luke, editor of, for publishing this yesterday.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New light on old poem

The Charles Carter published parts of "Bringing In The Sheets" on their website today. Worth a visit to see how they make their presentation.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

eternal rest

eternal rest
even death’s laughter
makes me scribble these poems
before my last breath

This poem appeared today on - thank you Luke!

Sunday, May 28, 2017


cactus blossoms find
me sleeping nearby snoring
louder than the bees

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017



slow past budding trees
somewhere inside this old head
a song is starting

Luke! - Thanks for publishing walk today!

Sunday, May 14, 2017



bushes place new prayers
hanging in small circled clouds
over desert sands

Luke! - Thank you for printing this today
micropoetry society

Saturday, May 13, 2017

It's all right. . .

It’s all right to be poor
yet not to have a stench of uncaring.
Good to have shelter.
Lonely and quiet.
At peace.
- r soos
Thanks to Luke for publishing this at Micropoetry today!

Sunday, April 9, 2017



desert with desire
thirst disappearing while dry
stones fill deep hunger

Thank you Luke, for publishing this on micropoetry today! 

Sunday, April 2, 2017


in the dark mountains
shakes dry lightening from wet stones
dispensing new paths

Thanks to Luke for publishing Thunder today!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

History is good - keeps us grounded. This ancient chinese poet reminds us people have always found a way to mix poetry & drink:

"“When you write in prose, you cook the rice. When you write poetry, you turn rice into rice wine. Cooked rice doesn’t change its shape, but rice wine changes both in quality and shape. Cooked rice makes one full so one can live out one’s life span . . . wine, on the other hand, makes one drunk, makes the sad happy, and the happy sad. Its effect is sublimely beyond explanation.” – Wu Qiao

Thursday, March 23, 2017


name the trails we walk
but don’t bother to map them
the deer will not care

thanks to Luke for publishing paths today =:-)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

We look at houses

Us old geezers have to laugh at ourselves, because everyone else is laughing at us anyway. Thanks to Luke for publishing this today =:-)

We look at houses

20 years old and laugh
40 years old in disgust
60 years old and wonder who could live there

We are older than houses
& wonder why we wonder

Thursday, February 16, 2017

honest & accuracy on versewrights today


destiny is good
full deep self isolation
breathes odors deeply

the peeling paint is
beautifully falling from
the walls to the floor

I need contentment
to form a new opinion
of my newest self

See accuracy online =:-)
Thank you Carl Sharpe!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


a poem is a cholla needle
embedded deep through skin
when withdrawn the scar lengthens
time heals the pain
the scar remains forever

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cholla Needles - First Issue

Cholla Needles #1 features these fine poets:

Elluisa Vargas
Dennis Price
Evelyn Christensen
Cameron Hendricks
Debra Walworth
Steve Braff
Ruth Nolan
Cynthia Anderson
Michael Dwayne Smith
Noreen Lawlor

Read Free on-line:

Purchase for more relaxed reading anywhere!

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Wrote this for friends in Texas:

soak in memories
brimming over old edges
flooding the new floor

Thank you to Luke for publishing it today!

Friday, January 20, 2017


the sky above us
shares satisfying water
falling from the stars
r soos
keep raising your hands up! published today by Luke in - thanks!

Thursday, January 19, 2017