Beanery Online Literary Magazine

August 20, 2009

Dropping the Stick

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

DROPPING THE STICK

Joe F. Stierheim
   

      What causes a shift in one’s life, a shift of awareness, a new level of knowing? Is it dramatic, profound, intense and of great significance, or is it sometimes something that is simple and relatively insignificant?
        “I wrote a poem—a haiku,” Tim Krupar, a friend of mine, said. He was obviously very proud of it. “Want to hear it?” he asked. I nodded and he recited:

“By dropping the stick

the carrot is abandoned.

The race is over.”

     My ears immediately perked up. I knew that the poem had a particular significance (more…)

June 18, 2009

The Road

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

THE ROAD

Bill

 

Did someone tell you that life would be fair,

That musky Jasmine would be in the air?

My friend, they lead you down a rosy path:

Past the (more…)