Tag Archives: Julie Flanders Poetry

October Project Poetry Contest!

“How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.”– Robert Penn Warren The response to the poetry contest we held last April was so positive we decided to make it annual event!Please send a poem you have written to … Continue reading

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Maypole

MAYPOLE A big brass band of sunshineBinds our stareTrumpeting light everywhereAs the waves shoutAnd break the airWith one holy, fractured prayerOf the un-frightened ocean Are we not stillIn motionFrom the first big bangOut of nothingInto a birth-cry of commotionInto the … Continue reading

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A Year of Goodbye

A YEAR OF GOODBYE The blackbirds fall from the treeIn a dark veilThe air is solstice cold and paleAs the leaves attempt to riseAnd twist up againIn the windThey fail And fall backInto gravity’s insistent gripTime shrinks in winter’s fist … Continue reading

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Keeper

KEEPER Sweet as the bee’s kneesI feel myselfKneeling in the honeyThinking of the flowersIn their sunny daySwaying the windWith a fragrant graceInvitingA drunk delightA bumbling flightOf beesTo steal the sceneTo singA buzzing hymn to the queenOf the hive We are … Continue reading

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You Are Always

YOU ARE ALWAYS The gleam of your reflectionIn a puddle you jumped overJust as I touched my fingerTo the screen of the phoneCatching you foreverAirborneOn our way home I can see you right thereIn the skyI can see you in … Continue reading

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