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ed markowski | honeymoons, meditations, melons

ED MARKOWSKI

Honeymoons, Meditations, Melons

Honey Moon

our
moans
glow

Meditation

every
…..breath

whispers

a
sweet

nothing

Honey Moon Memory

the wolves couldn’t
get a howl
in edgewise

Chatting at the Zen Café

silence
breaks
the
silence

Two Part Harmony on the Fourth of July

the
….stars

on
….her

bik
….ini

the
….stripes

on
….a

water
………………melon

4 Comments

  1. Norb-Thank you for your posting of Markowski’s poems-Walt Whitman American English language and Basho form-a delightful combination! You are a master at bringing this poetic to our attention. Keep looking and we’ll keep discovering.
    A Reader

  2. Phil Hansotia

    June 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Dear Norb, Ed Markowski is indeed challenging. Haiku, as I understand it, is meditative poetry, with a conscious observation followed by an intuitive/subconscious response. I feel like a Barbarian at the gates of Rome, when I say, that I find Markowski mostly obscure or difficult to appreciate. — because it is expressed through a missing linkage?Its either my pure naivete or the Barbarian at the gate–both would be accurate. Thanks, Phil Hansotia

  3. Fabulous. The silences between words are incredibly important in poetry, especially this sort, of course. And it’s easy to get that Basho form wrong. Ed doesn’t.

  4. Thanks for posting these, Norb. Ed Markowski is one of the true masters of American vernacular. I don’t know anyone who plumbs the depths with such regular-guy language as deeply as he does, or as entertainingly.

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