Tag Archives: air

May 1, 2017 – #poem

May 1, 2017 – #poem 

So much to say

So much Silence in between

Solitude is my constant companion






Balance in all things


Letting thoughts and breath

run out and back


Sun on skin

Joy-filled hoot from behind

that hedge


Mating calls of this bird and that


Distant roar of plane pushing into

brilliant blue of this afternoon’s air


One mourning dove lowing

soft and close






Thank You for this life

This one I’m living at this moment…

…this moment   …this moment


Each of us is in service to someone or



Who do you serve?


…this moment

…this moment

…only this moment.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

(c) 5.1.17 – Jessan Dunn Otis|Writer




6:41 AM ~ poem


Early AM Light - Providence, RI - August, 2016 - photo credit - Jessan Dunn Otis, Writer\





6:41 AM ~ poem

In this early morning, break-of-a-new day light

In this cooling, new-day air

I could live



(c) poem and photo credit – Jessan Dunn Otis|Writer – August 30, 2016

Poetry as Narrative



Stepping into air the woman falls

momentarily catching hair and nails

as on a wing or cliff or webs


First this, then that


Falling is water washing flesh away

it changes everything

begin to learn, again


Earth gives up pieces of itself so slowly

breathing passes through ash or oak or bone

amber perfume fills a room


A hand touches and moves away

you meet yourself

passing by a shattered glass


Say you understand, say you say

stand up, open your mouth

what are you standing on.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

– for Todd Bartel, Joanna Barth, Miguel Calderon, Sean Coel, Jemima Farwell, Lael Jacobs,

Elizabeth Jackson Johnston, Blane Kieng, John McLaughlin, Anna Regnery, Charis SanAntonio,

and Jodi Schwartz

(c) 1986 Jessan Dunn (DeCredico) Otis