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  February 2022 -- Sundae Worship

  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 -- Schr√∂dinger'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

Poem of the Month

March 2022

Meteorological winter mercifully ended as February expired.  Ours was rife with record warm and record cold days.  Enough of this nonsense!  Let meteorological spring begin!  Bring on the bugs!  To followers of this site, I have an offer to help you prepare for the warmer weather:  While supplies last, you can get my books (including my new field guides to bugs of Northern Virginia) directly from me for about 30% less than the Amazon or bookstore price.  Order at

This month's Poem of the Month is dedicated to that favorite winter sport: Sleeping.  When there's frost on the window pane and snow muffles the night, there's nothing better than a long winter's nap...until you're suddenly awakened and your dream falls to pieces.  Even before you can get a proper drink from your bedside water glass or stumble into the bathroom, your dream has fallen apart and evaporated.  You try to remember, but it just doesn't come to you.  You are left with only a shadow of your dream.


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.

Where Old Fliers Come to Roost


  Where do dreams go
  When the fabric of sleep is torn
  By sound that slices silence,
  Or demons that gore in the night?
  Where do they fly,
  Those people, colors, conflicts, fears,
  Hopes, joys, and regrets that are your dreams?
  Do they splay into the darkness,
  Skitter behind the baseboards,
  Dive under the duvet
  Like bugs running from the light?
  Do you grab at shards of shattered dreams,
  Trying to understand?  Or, seeking sleep,
  Do you struggle to gather the pieces,
  Reassemble them,
  Revise them,
  Rerun them?
  Is it Resolution you seek,
  Or Atonement?


   LA /2022