Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Last Poem

Last Poem
                        (for Jim Hazard)
by Charles Rossiter

Could this be Jim's last poem
here in the Calendar?
Oh Boy Is It Snowing,
a poem full of energy
with a touch of humor,
so like him
complete with an exclamation point!
And there are parentheses,
in fact two parentheses,
or is that called two pairs of parentheses?
I'm not sure, and a couple of
Emily Dickinson-style dashes
in the final stanza.  He often
mentioned Emily.  I like to think
he'd be glad somebody noticed.

~ prev. published in Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar