Monthly Archives: April 2015

Timothy’s Eye

Timothy’s Eye For Tim Hetherington By Julie Flanders A man holds a baby In a photograph That holds the whole war You took this picture just before A boy holds a gun In a photograph He shoots the sky, and … Continue reading

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Sunday Remains

Sunday Remains By Julie Flanders Swollen infractions The thick lip of the aftermath Incredulous glances As the orange mountain rises up Out of itself Into the blue occasion There are no maps in the drawer There is no drawer Only … Continue reading

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The Soil of Its Intelligence

By Julie Flanders You move at the speed of mathematics Measuring light Particle or wave Garden or grave The earth opens for all of the young men Who were too brave Or too afraid To say no How you see … Continue reading

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Superman

Superman By Julie Flanders You lift the corner Of the day And see a tragic toy On the curb A mile away A young boy Is holding someone’s hand And looking back On eternity You never know Where you’re going … Continue reading

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Staring Into the Sun

Staring Into the Sun By Julie Flanders You moved ahead I stayed behind There was something I was hoping to find Courage, sanity Something to hold Something to hold me Something to keep me Safe I feel like a coward … Continue reading

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Under Towers

Under Towers By Julie Flanders The baby bird made its slippery way Into a life Fantastic, feather-free And blind Ready to speak a tiny mind Through a small beak A birdsong of hunger And desire In a nest at the … Continue reading

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Creche Blossom

Crèche Blossom By Julie Flanders The morning finds its shape In the shadows of a wish A small cat drinks From a large dish Spring bursts Into a frenzy of leaves The crocus curtseys To flowers Opening their sleeves As … Continue reading

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