Hot fudge sundae, full of glace,
Empress of Epicurean Excess thou art!
Brightest star in dinner’s firmament,
Pies and cakes orbit thee with dour countenance.
Queen of Calories,
Tiramisu and kumquat custards
Bow down before thee.
In thy crystal flute,
A perfect orb upon cultured cacao,
Warmed with chocolate nectar,
Another orb atop.
You are bathed in sweetest syrup,
Steaming, succulent, sapid swirls
Adorned with aerosol topping
Of ingredients unknown in nature.
Walnut bits rain upon you,
A cherry of otherworldly color
Invites us to begin our journey of delight.
First the cherry, a bite that releases
A flood of sweet and tart.
We dive through aerosol clouds,
Walnuts giving up their woody essence.
Into the ice cream,
Each mouthful conjuring images of
Younger days and innocent joys,
As it cools the mouths and warms the spirit.
Thou art a delight of the moment,
A blessing for this day,
And a part of thee will remain with us always,
As we grow from belt to suspenders.
January 2022 -- Pandemic Polemic
December 2021 -- Shadows
November 2021 -- The Conceit of Immortality
Nov 2019-Oct 2021 -- On Break
October 2019 -- Deck of Lies
September 2019 - In the Surgery
August 2019 - The Cousins
July 2019 -- Chilly
June 2019 -- The Queen of Malvern
April-May 2019 -- India/Bhutan
March 2019 -- Swatting Gnats
February 2019 -- To My Valentines, Past and Future
January 2019 -- I'll Never Say Goodbye
December 2018 -- Grandpa
November 2018 -- Meditation
October 2018 -- Benediction
September 2018 -- Passages
August 2018 -- Feeding the Beast
July 2018 - One Can Have Knowledge...
June 2018 -- The Unsinkable Molly Drown
May 2018 -- Advice to my Grandson
April 2018 -- Awaiting Idunn
March 2018 -- Flight
February 2018 -- Lakesong
January 2018 -- Schrödinger's Cat
December 2017 -- Daybreak
October 2017 -- Night Watch
September 2017 -- The Princess
August 2017 - Pelham
July 2017 -- Siena
June 2017 -- Loyal, Straight, and True
May 2017 -- A Thousand Flowers
April 2017 -- Oboe Rap
March 2017 - March Madness
February 2017 -- The Cost of Doing Business
January 2017 -- Reflection at a Winter Window
December 2016 -- The Creation
November 2016 -- Hemolymph Moon
October 2016 -- Vortex
September 2016 -- Do You?
August 2016 -- Sailing
July 2016 -- Mulberries
June 2016 -- Off Tucker Point
May 2016 -- Unforgettable
April 2016 -- At Night She Cries
Where Old Fliers Come to Roost
Poem of the Month
Ancient Eagle Press
Each month Ancient Eagle Press offers a poem appropriate to the season or the mood of our editorial staff. Poems may be new or drawn from existing AEP editions.
The cold, like The Dude, endures! We have not been snow-free in weeks. While this is a normal condition in parts of the world, it is quite unusual for this part of the Mid-Atlantic states. It is abnormal, but that is the usual state of the weather. "Normal" is simply the average of all the abnormalities. Given the inhospitable conditions outdoors, we at Ancient Eagle Press have turned our attention to finishing production of our three bug books. Wazzat Bug?, Wazzat Lep?, and Wazzat Beetle? are now complete, so we can turn our attention to other projects. Like consuming this gorgeous creation waiting before us. RCJH