Poem: Praying with one eye open

Poem: Praying with one eye open

published in 2003, appeared in Seattle School of Theology and Ministry Review praying with one eye open. Ned Hayes (after Mark Strand)   through dark windows, the clouds move like one thinks a bird might, old ghost caught by light, scattered feathers fractured snow....
Poem: Elegy

Poem: Elegy

my third published poem, appeared in Lost Creek Elegy, for Doug Dykstra. Ned Hayes (died October 1989, Alaska, age fourteen) Like woken beasts we staggered awkward through the snow You might have cried, the strain showing in your cheekbones and big eyes, when we...

America’s Most Literate Cities

February 21, 2014 by Thomas C. Frohlich Via 27-7 Wall Street Blog For the fourth straight year, Washington, D.C. is the most literate city in the United States, according to a recent study on literacy. The study, by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU),...
Poem: Advice

Poem: Advice

my second published poem, appeared in Amelia Magazine Advice Ned Hayes (to a writer: remember, some old boats never sail.)   rough ideas rest old leaves on the dock of a harmless sailing port. They sift into mulch where, sometimes, if fortunate, staggering after dark...