The Old Be Getting New All the Timedrinking scotchThe Old Be Getting New All the Time by johnfinch
with a hint of licorice,
of which I'm not too fond of,
watching the flames flicker
from the candles which litter
the apartment and shimmer
the wire tree's golden leaves
listening to new records
by old favorites,
staring at the walls
but these days
have its peace …
Brief Car Conversationtalking to an older friend,Brief Car Conversation by johnfinch
I asked, “Does it fade?
With time does the nostalgia
he was silent for a while,
staring straight ahead, before
he said, “I always thought
of nostalgia not as missing
that which passed, but instead
wishing things had worked out
different, wondering what you
would change …”
I sat there in the passenger seat,
and did not say a thing—
for I wouldn’t change a thing,
so what’s the point of all this longing? …
BeliefI believe in myself,Belief by johnfinch
my love, God, and flowers,
in no particular order,
for I love myself as she loves me
and I love her as she loves herself
she is a flower, dew-dropped,
she holds my hands and wears flower-prints
as we walk through holy gardens
and God is all around and in,
and the flowers let me feel it,
like her skin pressed to my palm,
like her soul, holy, inwoven into mine,
like God, holy, inwoven to the all
our love, holy, inwoven into all …
It has been a little while since I have posted any sort of update, but today that changes, and today I get to announce some exciting news:
Flowers and Jazz, my second collection of poetry is out today. You can currently purchase a copy here: Flowers and Jazz and very soon copies will also be available to order on Amazon (if not later today, then in the next couple of days).
I am really excited to bring this new collection to poetry to you all. Flowers features over one hundred poems written in 2013, most of which were previously unpublished. I hope you enjoy.
I hope the New Year has found you all well, and I look forward to new things coming in the year 2015.
I just wanted to give you all a quick update on what is on the horizon—
I am in the very final stages of proofing the followup to Willows, titled, 'Flowers and Jazz.' I am really excited to get it out to you all—it should be out by the end of September.
I did quite a bit of traveling this summer, so I had very limited access to internet, but I am back at home now, so that situation is remedied. Back to university in a couple weeks...
I hope you all are well.