to the small poem and the quiet voice within

charles rossiter

Charles Rossiter

scattered leaves—
two guitar picks
on the blues man’s headstone

[from: Broadside Beat #8, tinywords/ON HAIKU AND MICROPOETRY, by d.f.tweney, 5 pages, $3; Cross+Roads Press, P.O. Box 33, Ellison Bay, WI 54210]


  1. Leonard Cirino

    Very fine — as an old blues harmonica player I can certainly relate Thanks so much, Leo

  2. David Dix

    Right up there and maybe e’en higher
    than the pebbles left on Thoreau’s……

  3. Charlie Rossiter

    Norb, thanks for passing this on. It was Howlin’ Wolf’s grave which is just out Roosevelt road a bit from us.

  4. Bonnie Hartmann

    On her gravestone
    Not so often visited
    A sack of candy.

    (wrote this in 1972 – after witnessing this in a cemetery)

    Thank you for sending out yours – always love them.Bonnie

  5. Jean Casey

    Hoar frost diamonds
    Flashing from every twig –
    My camera does not see

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