Poetry Breakfast

Serving a little poetic nourishment Monday thru Friday and featuring a Short Play Saturday Matinee to read.


James G. Piatt

The Glass Pond by James G. Piatt

The Glass Pond
by James G. Piatt

The opalescence, soundless pond,
Like smooth glass rests peacefully
Inside my morning thoughts,

The downy breathe of serenity floating
Atop soft currents of summer’s heated
Voice, opens happy memories in my, heart.

Dr. Piatt has two books of poetry forthcoming this year by Broken
Publications. Unbound Content will publish a third poetry book, in
2013. He has had over 230 poems published in over three-dozen
magazines and anthologies. He spends his summers along side a stream,
reading, listening to jazz, penning poetry, and writing short stories
and novels.

An Ebony Reality by James G Piatt

An Ebony Reality
by James G Piatt

The oaken stile, entrance
Into a rock-strewn meadow,
Leads to
Pine and Oak trees
With leaves of ecru spikes,
Laden with
Thorns that bleed into
The rocky memories
Of my

Singing like golden harps,
Split the reality
Within my tightly woven mind,
Into hopeful dreams, and
Harkin metamorphic memories,
And tinted thoughts, which
Like rough chiseled visions,
Lighten my ebony reality.

Dr. Piatt earned his B.S. and M.A. from California State Polytechnic
University, and his doctorate from Brigham Young University. He is a retired professor. Two of his relatives, John James Piatt and Sarah
Morgan Bryan Piatt, were prolific poets who wrote their poetry in the
mid eighteen hundreds. Their poetry has inspired his poems.

James was the featured poet in Word Catalyst Magazine in 2009, and Contemporary American Voices in 2010. Long Story Short selected one of his poems for the poem of the month in 2011; Phati’tude Literary Magazine in their spring 2011 issue featured an interview with him. He has had over 200 poems, published in over four dozen magazines during the past two years. His book of poetry, Poetry from a Silent Pond, is forthcoming in July.

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