the sun is sparkling, the rain rumbling, and we badly need some poetry...

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Phill Maguire - Two Poems

Autumnal Words

Solstice approaches
compacting colorful days
between dark ends

Bulky blackbirds bank
beneath a liquid blue sky
as sun-reflected rectangles
blossom from hillside houses
and painted letters tumble
from deciduous paragraphs
while leathered leaves
scrabble across sunlit streets
and wind chimes sing
long tubular tongues
their colors combining
in mixed moments

Three a.m.

Three am. again
open window breathes June night
warm honeysuckle

Biography: Phillip Maguire is an Emergency Medicine physician and self-proclaimed Zen Baptist. He is the father of four (G,G,B,B) living in south central Pennsylvania. His hobbies include bicycling, gardening, cooking and creative writing. His short stories and poems have been published in print and online. His collection of short stories and poems, "Thunder Under Water", and poetry, "Reversed", are available at and Barnes & Once while writing in Alsace-Lorraine he wrote a multisyllabic word so large it tipped the continent.