Penguin’s Prayer

Today Lee Lee, Erika, Diana Tenes, Lady D and I went on the Art Beat show on OZCAT for what shall be the first of many poetry radio shows. The next poetry show will be broadcast at 10 AM Pacific on April 5th featuring Benicia Poet Laureate Johanna Ely and several other Benicia Poets. Future shows will be May 3, June 28, and third Thursdays thereafter.

If you are on a computer with Internet Explorer, you can listen to the archive here. The poetry starts about 30 minutes into the broadcast.

I read “Penguin’s Prayer” along with “Headline Antidote.”

Penguin’s Prayer

Over caffeinated insomniacs, dreaming,
dancing prayers, singing prophets,
jiving on java, juice, and Jewish jams.

Surrounded by the soulful symphonies,
shouting their joyful jubilation skyward,
cheerfully chanting holy Hebrew haikus.

Voices unite these moonlighting weekend angels’
ascending rhythms, rhymes, relaxing.

Work week’s woeful ways escaping.
Ecstasy’s entrance in every breath.

Nourished by the notes, a comforting chorus,
the beat of bongos, poetic prayers.

United in friendship—happiness distilled.
Rising thoughts of infinite gratitude.

Pain dare not penetrate these happy holy hangovers.
Holding to these fleeting moments of heaven.

Abundant sparks, shimmering to the surface of our souls.

Reprinted from Abundant Sparks (2013)

Diana L. Lang is Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California. She has published nine poetry books under the pen name D.L. Lang, won several awards at area county fairs, and enjoys participating in the spoken word community of Solano County.
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Diana L. Lang is Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California. She has published nine poetry books under the pen name D.L. Lang, won several awards at area county fairs, and enjoys participating in the spoken word community of Solano County.