Tag Archives: National Poetry Month

October Project Poetry Contest Honorable Mention: The Agency of Our Hearts

THE AGENCY OF OUR HEARTS for Claudia   When we are together, our hearts skip a collective beat, joined and ready. The world clocks another tick; and we follow, obeying time and destiny. We pick those ticks of time from … Continue reading

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Winner of the October Project Poetry Contest

To My Unborn Boy by Peter M. Gordon   I picture you now and then floating in heaven, nose pressed to the bottom of a cloud watching the rest of us drive to concerts, games,   school plays, discussing our … Continue reading

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Air for the End of April

Air for the End of April   The flowers spray color from the field Where half the world will have to Yield to spring   Everything is bursting Everything is back to the first thing   The thing we almost forgot … Continue reading

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The Dress Has A Note On It

The Dress Has a Note On It   As you feel the stun of the bright day Through the hospital window You look past the tubes and plastic And feel all the ways your heart has become Elastic with fear … Continue reading

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Still Life

Still Life   The picture is upside down Framed by wood, not by magic Abstract now, comic Tragic As mortal as the hand that paints The curtain where the woman faints Reveals the witness To the border that decides perception … Continue reading

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When I Do

When I Do   Mor-Mor warmed up the pie And served it à la mode I can still smell it now And the coffee That overflowed the white, small cup When she poured the cream in   The past is … Continue reading

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Pink Noise

Pink Noise   I don’t know why I hurt myself Sometimes it just seems like the best solution A way to find something new Or let go of something old When I’m so sorry I ever told you What wasn’t … Continue reading

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Clouds Across Time

Clouds Across Time   You are The one who will go Thrown far As a pillow of clouds Moved by the wind Where tomorrow might Begin again   We have No need for the horizon Sometimes The bridges are surprising … Continue reading

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Planet Gentry

Planet Gentry   Your language Is locked tighter than a filing cabinet Full of documents with many clauses Strict and tidy conversations with important pauses Where the feelings ought to be You are the king of the letter C, for … Continue reading

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Night’s Dominion

Night’s Dominion   The sky turns hazel over the desert Insulting the day with green bruises The rocks are pink above gray And a single hawk cruises overhead Watching the sun sink As if it had over stayed its welcome … Continue reading

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