Friday, September 20, 2013


digitally derived from seed co. photo

Like a Melon, Love.

She weighed it in her hand
in her heart
this chance
this could be

as a cantaloupe
this fruit
this thing
bought on faith
before it could be
cut open.

smelled of it
felt of it

~ Ralph Murre

That first line (italicized) is a snippet
borrowed from Louis de Bernieres

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Proud to present photographic proof, at last, that there is Someone Up There, a man at the controls, if you will.  Look very closely and you'll note that He, like the rest of us, is scratching His head as He looks at the good old U.S. of A.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Remembering My Education

On the First Day

Coy Colleen
goes not unnoticed
by slack-jawed juniors
and in the sky
mares’ tails
chased by stallions

their thunderhead bluster
their temporary insanity

~ Ralph Murre