October 10-16, 2005: Paul Gilbert and Henry Greenfield

week of October 10-16, 2005

Paul Gilbert and Henry Greenfield

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Paul Gilbert

Bio (auto)

Paul Gilbert was born, raised and educated in Windsor, Ontario In his adult life he has lived in various communities throughout Canada

Besides working he is editor/publisher of the poetry/literary ezine abovegroundtestings
He lives in Essex Ontario with his wife and children
Read Paul’s ezine @ http://www.abovegroundtesting.com
Read Paul’s blog @ http://paulg57.blogspot.com

The following work is Copyright © 2005, and owned by Paul Gilbert and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Broadway- October 2001

the darkness comes quietly
in the city that doesn’t sleep

we tired pilgrims,
strangers to the city now in pain
gather ourselves to feast
in an eatery of some fame

the sights the sounds overwhelm
we stretch our necks
country folks first visit
to the big city

a sound comes to my ears
different then the horns
and the cacophony of modern life
the chants of language unfamiliar
to these simple ears
i watch the action
amazed at what I see
and nudge my companion

oh look
running down broadway

meditations besides a small garden

it took time
to work the dirt
and add the compost
to pull the weeds
and prepare the soil

for the seedlings
a few cucumbers
some zucchinis and peppers
then the tomatoes
get the special care

then its the watering
and weeding
and waiting
for signs that show
the effort
is a success.

Henry Greenfield


Henry Greenfield, an almost native Miamian and although not necessarily simultaneously, recently, or posthumously, is a novelist, playwright, poet, travel writer, film maker, grammar text and software creator, editor of Lakes Express — a community newspaper, a published author, teacher, writing mentor, Realtor, computer salesman, sailor, bridge enthusiast, panelist—Florida Arts Council, president of South Florida Chapter National Writers Association Henry’s novel, Down at the Bottom, won cash and first place in a national writers association competition His play, Air Time, was performed at GablesStage David: A Portrait of Education ran on TV multiple times Henry created and hosted Between the Lines, a weekly TV show highlighting celebrity writers Step Into My Metaphor, cataloged in the library of congress’s poetry collection and in its second printing, has ten pages devoted to Henry’s work. He won the Mabel Meadows Staats and Bill Katzker Awards for writing and won cash and recognition for play writing, poetry, and fiction.

The following work is Copyright © 2005, and owned by Henry Greenfield and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

New Orleans Manager

Whomever comes from the East
to mishandle hometown wares,
scatters my family and friends
like bargain basement garments
then walks out A petulant patron
plundering orderly outlets ought
to know I am pissed because my
sale rack is all shambles and needs
help to set it right The manager
thinks this overwhelming mess
is not his affair unless profits
plunge in my division hence he
pampers high end stuff where
big ticket items live in spacious,
well-lit, rosewood cases Alone
I fold and sort past working hours
in hot, dark hovels so that morning
sees semi-ordered spaces Advise
my apathetic manager that wrecked
racks require assistance to restore.

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