Walking down the Mountain 1 and others in that set

Note This first Poem is a Sound Poem or a Poem of Sounds, as you wish

Poem #2  is simply gliding down Mount Royal

Poem #3 is reflecting on whether we will ever do this again

Lunch at Peel is for Scott Norman, of course

At an un named Montreal Shoe Store is one part of the lover

equation waiting for the other.

And so on.


Walking Down the Mountain #1


Photos of sculpture

Walking down down


Photos in my mind

Photos not to find


Photos of sculpture

Artiste unknown


Photos always taken

 memory grown




Walking down the mountain #2


Flocks of children

legions of couples

singles on bikes

as we hike


Flocks of children

traversing , reversing

trees  greens

knowing no things but their tiny elf selves


Walking down the mountain #3


We see Park workers on bikes

bike like vehicles

this life

like any other or not


World which we only pass through

once every twenty years

if that


cool the breeze that winds through

as we descend

back to city


back to city

this time



this time

only seen once


this one sharp time



New and revised 7-11-12  7-14-12


Lunch at Peel after Parade


after the march

after the parade

saw an end

saw the disabled marching

crutching wheelchairingly haltingly but smilingly


does it really matter where we lunched

where our cream of mushrooms were

that it was counter and waitressless

does it only matter that the courage

stayed in the air after the marchers left


months years later

after photos fade memories loss computers

are chipped away

will be walking someplace

and their faces remain


At an un named Montreal Shoe store


2 pairs

watchers of women’s feet

scarred feet

mottled feet

young feet old feet

painted toes plain toes


this was the first floor

second floor

one thinks

was probably gloves

soft hands hard hands

gloved hands loved hands

un loved hands industrial hands

plastic hands piano playing hands

guitar hands garden hands

waiter hands waiting hands-


3rd floor

Clothes clothes clothers

Women less interesting with clothes

some more   

after a while

seeing women

thinking of food

seeing food

thinking of-

no books

or other artifacts


what would a distant distaff civilization think


7-14-2 revised 6-14-13


About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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