Monthly Archives: July 2015

Shanghai Bicycle Dreams

Recently published poem written on the streets of Shanghai

SHANGHAI BICYCLE STREETS

 

Soaring low, gliding slow

beneath their flowing hats,

they float into my thoughts

as they billow along.

 

Sunlight through summer dresses;

Shadowy curves along the walk.

Waiting at the light holding hands,

their stillness invites.

 

Hips to thighs and scissors of light

where feathery triangles wait,

they soar by me in cool dresses

made for warm thoughts.

Daughters

This is for Sheryl…

Daughters

 

Daughters turn into women while your head is turned.

They go from slight tiptoe dancer

to thoughtful speakers of a new language

leaving you stunned by their chosen perfume.

 

Daughters turn into women while your head is turned,

and they don’t ask for permission.

They go from slight, tiptoe dancers

to the first couple on the dance floor at the wedding

 

Daughters turn into wives while your head is turned.

They go from interested listeners

to controllers of the hunt,

leaving you smiling at their capture.

 

COME TO OUR READING AT BOOKS INC.

I will be reading from my book WAWA-West Africa Wins Again and Marylou Schram will be reading from her most recent book The Light in Her Window.

Joins us for a little wine, some humor and discussion.

Books Inc.
1491 SHATTUCK AVE., BEKRELEY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 at 7:00

WAWA, Cover

Thomas Lee Turman

Tom worked for architecture and engineering firms in Colorado and San Francisco and has had a private practice in the Bay Area for over 30 years. He has worked on projects as large as the Hyatt at Union Square and as small as a 340 square foot tea house. READ MORE
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