The Works of Stephen Mead

In the 1990s Stephen Mead's poems began appearing in literary journals, but after moving to Massachusetts, Stephen again began concentrating more on painting.  In 2000 Stephen started seeking publication again for his writing and art combined. Since then his work has appeared internationally thanks to the World Wide Web. In 2004 Stephen began experimenting with poetry/art hybrids, creating award winning e-books such as Heroines Unlikely. From there Stephen began experimenting with his art/poems as films. In 2006 Stephen released a CD of poems set to music, Safe & Other Love Poems, (CDBaby.com), as well as three DVDs, (Indieflix.com).  Print editions of his novels and poetry-art hybrids began being distributed by Amazon.com and Blurb.com in 2007.  Ever-revising, Stephen Mead released an re-mastered version of his CD re-titled Love Lullabies via Amazon in 2009, as well as a new poetry-art hybrid Our Book of Common Faith, a meditation on world cultures/religions as a force for unity as opposed to violence.


All Poems © Stephen Mead

Grass Patch


The blades lift & split,

This music the best sense-----

Wind riffling each twitching

Of green, & yet, depths down,

Terrific calm yawns…


You fall into this,

Step by step, learn the aging of roots,

The tired, the weather trod, & come up

Still, stiller, stillest…


How transcendent is the glass of these

Tufts! I breathe stains, tones, shades,

Bleed emerald to opal, the pearl

Of a bubble where I set my eye,

Head, foot…


Lips are rarely like such, even

When whispering or kissing, & if

My mouth has no song, my ears

No sirens, then this silence is

More promising, absolving

With its jets, stalk after stalk,

An apex of light, truest, the only

True thing


There.