Friday, November 27, 2009


I put together another book of my poetry, which you can get online from a print on demand service. This is a larger collection of poems I wrote in the 1990s, and it covers a wide variety of themes, including love, spirituality, nature and space travel.

Sometimes - a collection of older poems

Thursday, November 26, 2009


It wasn't anyone
any different than you

who started that last

who fell in love,

who was remembered
    for thousands of years.

-Jim DuBois

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fat Little Birds

Fat little birds,
  in the dirt and sand by the roadside

Fat little birds,
  in the dry leaves under the car

Fat little birds,
  my hands are cold
    as I zip up my coat

-Jim DuBois
Oct 30, 2002

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

40 Short Poems

I put together a book of some short poems (many of which aren't on this blog). Now you can get a printed version of my work.

40 Short Poems

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dirty Old Windows

Dirty old windows -
you still let the light through.

-Jim DuBois
Feb 23, 2005

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

* Five Special Colors *

This poem
now comes in five special colors
and is suitable for use
on fourteen different
    special occasions.

Wherever you see an asterisk,
substitute the name of a loved one,
or a touching word from the list
    at the end.

Don't worry too much
about meaning --
or originality --
what matters most
is that you bought it
    from us.

-Jim DuBois
March 19, 2005

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Scent of my Childhood

I catch the scent
of my childhood,

in the swampy air
from the stream
down the hill,

in the rotting leaves
on the bike path
through the woods.

I catch the scent
of my childhood,

of the magic
that I had forgotten,

of the goodness
I used to know more about.

-Jim DuBois
Oct 22, 2009