HOW TO GROW OLD by James Goertel at today’s Tuesday Poetry.
The moon turns red and orange during a total lunar eclipse. With the Earth passing between the sun and the moon, the only light hitting the full moon was from the home planet’s sunrises and sunsets, resulting in the orange and red hue. The next total lunar eclipse won’t be till March 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Scott Taylor (RELEASED)
HOW TO GROW OLDSteal a shock of flowers from a neighbor’s garden and hide them beneath your lover’s pillow, dream you both are young once more lying supine between the sheets and blooming, oh so, madly.JAMES GOERTEL
Born in North Dakota, James Goertel spent twenty years working in television for ABC, NBC, and ESPN, among many others in the U.S. He currently teaches writing at Penn State. Carry Each His Burden (2011) was his fiction debut. Each Year an Anthem (2012) was his poetry debut. With No Need for a Name (2012) and Self Portrait (2013) are his follow-up collections. His debut novel Let the Power Fall will be published in 2014.