The Orlando Sentinel and Lake Healthy Living Magazine have both described Carl Scharwath as the "running poet." His interests include raising his children, competitive running, sprint triathlons and taekwondo (he's a 2nd degree black belt).
His work appears all over the world in publications such as Paper Wasp (Australia), Structo (The UK), Taj Mahal Review (India) and Abandoned Towers. He was also recently awarded “Best in Issue” in Haiku Reality Magazine. His first short story was published last July in the Birmingham Arts Journal. His favorite authors are Hermann Hesse and Edith Wharton.
Today, all it snows
are morsels: tiny,
a restrained cover.
But last evening it
really snowed. Snow in an empty-handed
applause, a mad schizophrenic camouflage
of endearments: cold kisses and a subtle
dusting of affection, thick falling
loving father seeds that whip and pummeled
like songs. Life awakened, flakes in emphasis
rise to a crescendo of affirmation and
coldness, inside their souls.
The morning snow from a lazy sky
into the fortitude of loss.
If you enjoyed "Snowfall," try Jeanne Larsen's "Paradise Garden"