Two Poems by Lou Faber

Aug 20th, 2019 | By | Category: Poetry

Advice to The Beginning Haikuist

Now take up the pen
and write economically
lest you run out of

The Writer Stumbles

Each year
in Pamplona
the bulls begin
their slow descent
down the narrow streets
gaining speed
nostrils flaring
muscle and sinews taut
they forge ahead
a white wave
preceding them
in their mad dash
and each year
there is one,
some years two
who, by slip of foot
or lapse of judgment
meet the horns
of the lead bull
who in disgust
“this one
is no


Lou Faber was a dolphin, and poet, but on deciding to become vegetarian, adopted a human form. Nonetheless, as Douglas Adams noted, he is still smarter than a human being, though far short of a super intelligent shade of blue. His work has previously appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Rattle, Eureka Literary Magazine, Borderlands: the Texas Poetry Review, Midnight Mind, Pearl, Midstream, European Judaism, Greens Magazine, The Amethyst Review, Afterthoughts, The South Carolina Review and Worcester Review, among many others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


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