Category Archives: Poetry

Unopened

Doug Hoekstra’s third book, a collection of published and unpublished poems titled Unopened will hit the streets February 5, 2019.  The book also features Hoekstra’s original artwork.  Publicity will be handled by the Nashville-based JKS Communications.  More details on this … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, 2019, books, Poetry, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Downers Grove Sedoka

Here’s a new sedoka for your enjoyment.   Thanks for the read, Doug Downers Grove Sedoka Isn’t it a club? Air conditioned day old smoke Disco balls that do not turn Chords ring.  She passes  Between my lips while dancing … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, dancing, Music, Poetry, Sedoka, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton

It’s been awhile since I wrote about baseball, but recently I was in Seattle with my son Jude, went to a Mariners game, and scaled Hurricane Ridge, drawing some connections, inspiring  “On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton.”   The  folks … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Baseball, love, observation, perspective, place, Poetry, time | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Unsung Five – Rolling Stones Haikus

The fine folks at Treehouse (re; the last post) asked me to put together something for the Five Things Feature.  So, here we have five haikus for the Unsung Rolling Stones – Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Andrew Loog Oldham, Bill … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Haiku, Music, Poetry, Uncategorized, Underdogs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ode to the Blue Room

Happy to report on another new poem of mine published – “Ode to the Blue Room” – featured in the latest One Sentence Poems (Right Hand Pointing poetry journal).  This piece follow a distinct Nashville vibe but riffs off some … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Life, Music, Nashville, Poetry, synchronicity, Uncategorized, zen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buk

Hot off the presses, a new poem of mine titled “Buk,” appearing in the June edition of Better than Starbucks – an online/print poetry journal, full of “great books, sharp wit, and great authors.” Enjoy! https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-free-verse

Posted in 2018, courage, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Teeterboard

Happy to share a new piece, “The Teeterboard,” published up at Feminine Collective,  a journal in which “powerful women” (and a few good men) share their inspiring stories of daily life….humanity, raw, and unfiltered.  Glad to have another one up … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, childhood, equanimity, love, Poetry, Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment