DPF / Judd

For the day! Happy Birthday, Jen, and Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate it, from An Eyeball in My Garden, edited by Jennifer Cole Judd and Laura Wynkoop.

from My Date with Mummy / by Jennifer Cole Judd

I’ve burned the scones and muffins,
And brewed my blackest tea.
Everything must be just right
For Mummy’s date with me.

DPF / Wynkoop

For the season, from a book of friends, An Eyeball in My Garden, edited by  Jennifer Cole Judd and Laura Wynkoop.

from Witch’s Shopping List / by Laura Wynkoop

Stinging nettles
Mandrake root
Stomach of a spotted newt
Powdered wolfsbane
Lace-wing flies
Forty spiny spiker eyes
Alder broomstick
Mugwort tea
Berries from a hawthorn tree

DPF / Mitchell-Foust

For taking hundreds of photographs a week, from Poetry, November 2016.

from Camera Eulogia / by Michelle Mitchell-Foust

Herodotus says the king made a bowl to leave behind
the memory of a number. We don’t know the number.
We don’t know if it was divisible by two or three.

DPF / Collins

For speeding through the world, as those athletes did today at the Central California Cross Country Conference #3! Congratulations to my Varsity girl and her #5 place today, which, with points from CCC#1 and CCC#2, earned her a spot on the 2016 Central Valley All-Conference Cross Country Team! From Nine Horses.

from Velocity / by Billy Collins

We must always look at things
from the point of view of eternity,

the college theologians used to insist,
from which, I imagine, we would all
appear to have speed lines trailing behind us
as we rush along the road of the world.