In Kathmandu (Four from his Notes) – M. A. Schorr

 

A Present -I

(to my dear children and grandchildren)

 

If there is a better moment

than a present with you,

I have not seen it

 

If there is a hell,

a deep resentment, it is

to be without that present

 

You are. That is enough for me

to forget boundaries between yours and mine

your present has been:  to be.

 

 

Apple Scones -II

 

An apple turnover

is a medium

of international transfer

 

with or without

an imagination of disaster

 

 

Hunger- III

(for Amartya Sen)

 

I wander in a chartered cab

in front of a pizza shop

a stop is interrupted

by a hungry child’s open hand

 

the chartered cab has gone away

the pizza shop’s long gone

but the open hand stays with me

when I am all alone

 

Fire and Ice Pizza, Kathmandu -IV

 

Some say the world will end in fire or ice

But despite the despiters

I say that pizza would be nice

And today in Kathmandu, it will suffice

 

 

©2012 Mark Schorr. In Kathmandu (Four from his Notes) First published by RLPI 2013

 

Mark Schorr

 M. A. Schorr‘s most recent book of poems are Recovery: 77 Dream Songs of Men and Machines and Aliens: Haiku, Tanka, and Yotsumono . He teaches literature at Cambridge College in Lawrence, Massachusetts and the Executive Director of the The Robert Frost Foundation. For purchase details of his work, please email [email protected]

 

 

One Reply to “In Kathmandu (Four from his Notes) – M. A. Schorr”

Comments are closed.