Poem of the Month

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.

                            Archives

  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

Ancient Eagle Press

June 2019


                            

                                   The Queen of Malvern


   I am the princess of all I survey, 
  The Kingdom of Malvern will be mine one day,
  My crown will have jewels, my robe will be silk,
  And princes will offer me cookies and milk. 
  
  My subjects will love me, they know it is true,
  That I'm pretty and smart and know good things to do,
  I'll have them recycle and have them all jog,

  Each subject must bag all the poo from his dog. 

  Cats, if they're out, must be walked on a string,
  Cause they bother the birdies that nest in the spring,
  School will start late and end early each day,
  Cause kids should sleep in and have free time to play. 

  Shoes will be banned cause they sometimes cause blisters,
  And brothers must always be nice to their sisters.
  And rainbows are great so I think bye and bye,
  I'll order a rainbow in everyone’s sky. 

  I'll turn down the heat on a hot summer day,
  And warm up the snow so it's more fun to play,
  I'll give Mommy a raise and give everyone steak,
  Then I'll order my cousins to jump in a lake. 

  Ice cream will never cost more than a nickel,
  The hot dogs will come with an extra dill pickle,
  So people will cheer, it will be quite a scene,
  In the Kingdom of Malvern when I become Queen!               

                                    

   Lee Alloway

   from "There's Poo on my Shoe", 2015