Lillian Susan Thomas


Lillian Susan Thomas Poems

1. Gray Sunday Put To Good Use 4/10/2009
2. Old Age 4/10/2009
3. Sap-Rising Song 4/11/2009
4. 'Rising...' 4/15/2009
5. Haircut 4/20/2009
6. Manifesto Of Myself 4/20/2009
7. First Car Totaled 4/17/2009
8. Tornado Fantasies 4/24/2009
9. Senryu Series V: Migratory Lay-Over 4/28/2009
10. San Antonio Super-Walk 5/4/2009
11. In The Ticking Of A Clock.... 5/5/2009
12. Witness To Ike On Galveston Island 5/6/2009
13. Haiku #7 5/8/2009
14. Scenery From A Bus 5/8/2009
15. How I Break Free Of Depression And Find Poetry Again 5/12/2009
16. Haiku Series V: Sierra Madre Homecoming 5/13/2009
17. Indian Paintbrushes With Bluebonnets 5/14/2009
18. *perpetual Motion 5/16/2009
19. Hymen Splitting 5/22/2009
20. 'I Am Building A Skeleton...' 5/24/2009
21. To The Goddess In All Of Us 5/27/2009
22. In The Fireworks Business Of Words 6/1/2009
23. Like Buckshot 6/2/2009
24. *'This Moth With Circled Eyespots...' 6/4/2009
25. *tanka 3: Things That End 6/5/2009
26. Haiku #25 6/16/2009
27. Haiku #26 6/16/2009
28. *tanka 4: Meteor Shower 6/30/2009
29. *tanka 6: Cow Egrets 7/4/2009
30. *tanka 7: Ground Fog 7/5/2009
31. *tanka 8: Stranger 8/1/2009
32. *tanka 10: Tree Frog 8/10/2009
33. *tanka 11: Raindrops Collect 8/12/2009
34. *the Common Moments 8/12/2009
35. *tanka 12: Cane Break 8/14/2009
36. Snails Walk Out Of Their Shells 8/6/2009
37. Poetry Comes Up Through My Feet 8/27/2009
38. *manikins 4/8/2013
39. 'When I Saw The City In A Fog...' 4/20/2009
40. Haiku Series Ii: Honey Making 4/25/2009
Best Poem of Lillian Susan Thomas

*beauty Of Imperfection

Hard shelled,
Smoothed by many currents, many tides,
Buffing it with all that sand
As waves cycle through,
A cool fleshy lump of life
Lifts a finger
To get the weather report
On the motion of the seas;
Lifts a hand to grab morsels
From the smorgasbord passing by.
And deep within the briny, sweet pulp
A tiny blemish enters,
Creating a dimple
In its silken, delicate skin.
And that seed of sand -
Like the pea under the princess's mattress -
The oyster worries,
Turning and turning it,
Bathing it in tears,
Coating it with slime, ...

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Fish Or Cut Bait

I am trying to let go of you,
But it is you who have me -
Hook, line and sinker.

I plunged into love
In a smooth arc -
Like a fish out of water -
Gulping in blue sky.
I heave on the thick air,

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