"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2017 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw or get my first book and see how the work evolves with new books rolling out next year.

Polly Alice

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Five pointed stars blossom,
three snakes of seeds file through
one flower floats mid penny slice

Do you want a pickle that bites you back?

Bumps, barbs, spread apart
leaves with bristles,
and stems with spikes

Are you caught in a pickle--preserved

Whether you're pricked
depends on what direction you
rub them from
                                                                 Slices stack up splashed, salted, brined
                                                                 Green and shine.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I'd apologize for my limerick rhyme, but where else can you spout off silly rhymes except in a poem?


Their name
sounds like a sneeze,
but they prevent 'em.
They attract bees,
but don't pinch 'em--
cuz thier prickly in parts.
their splinters do smart,
but 'r roots make a tea,
you can drink-- em!