Lands of the Western Ghats – Reservoir of Life and Other Poems

By Douglas J. Lanzo Lands of the Western Ghats – Reservoir of Life Rain-soaked sanctuary of monsoon mountains bursting with exotic life tucked in Himalayan foothills many miles from urban strife; Rich with songs of sunbird coloring morning mists yellow, crimson and blue through rhododendron flowers perched on leaves dipped in dew; Ringing with primate … Continue reading Lands of the Western Ghats – Reservoir of Life and Other Poems

Uplifting a City with Each Stroke and Other Poems

By Douglas J. Lanzo Uplifting a City with Each Stroke Dedicated to Arshay Cooper, Preston Grandberry, Malcolm Hawkins, Ray “Pookie” Hawkins and Alvin Ross, members of the Manley High School Rowing Team and Chicago Sprint Silver Medalists Plying through the river, stroke by stroke they row, sleek above the surface, avoiding undertow; Four men reunited, … Continue reading Uplifting a City with Each Stroke and Other Poems

Skating His Vision and Other Poems

By Douglas J. Lanzo Skating His Vision Dedicated to my figure-skating son, Alex He skates onto the ice, his eyes bright with life, waving to us, beaming, radiating joy. He skates backwards in a tightening circle, accelerating, refreshing air ruffling his outfit, accentuating his speed. He stops theatrically, his blades tossing delicate sprays of ice. … Continue reading Skating His Vision and Other Poems