Tag Archives: Spring

My Angel

MY ANGEL At the effective center of the universeYou standAnd spread your arms All kinds of alarms should go offTo see an angel open its wingsBut the voice of beautySilences all things This is what it meansTo be innocent In … Continue reading

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The Loom of Spring

THE LOOM OF SPRING You weave the hands Of the trees through My hair Flowers Leaves Every beautiful thing The wind retrieves To blow there I know myself In your shadow I see Myself in the open Eyes of the … Continue reading

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Over the River

OVER THE RIVER We flew below the radar Beyond the deadline Right past the security guards Into Eden Freedom I asked you once to define it You said It was something you carried Inside you Even if you faced enemy … Continue reading

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Native Tongue

NATIVE TONGUE I don’t speak your languageExcept in my eyesWhere I see what you meanAnd how much you wishI could translate my reply Between us there is nothing but colorWhere with most peopleIt is black and whiteBetween usThere are no … Continue reading

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Birds of Praise

BIRD OF PRAISE Sometimes The day is a mirror A window You can see through The pane You step into The open mouth of the city To feel Your skin in the rain Sometimes you can See your history A … Continue reading

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The First Jolly Rancher

THE FIRST JOLLY RANCHER I remember the dayI first tasted watermelon candy It had been sitting in his pocketSitting in his hand in a wrapperHe opened itAnd it landed after a small tossUnwrappedAnd in my mouth SweetSourEnough to make my … Continue reading

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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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Hallway Fixture

HALLWAY FIXTURE She tried to change a lightBy herselfIt was too highThere were no more bulbs on the shelf These daysIt’s hard to makeThe feeling clearSit in the darkLet the absence appearTo steer thoughtsToward and away from pain She drives … Continue reading

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Why I Do

WHY I DO Someone said wowAll your poems seem to be aboutDeathAnd I felt a bit of shockAnd poutAnd I wanted to crySpitDenyShoutI wanted to scream bad breathTo grace them with intestinal reminders of(Yes) deathIntestinal death-fumesLike air-shrooms of what happensIn … Continue reading

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White Woods

WHITE WOODS You skid the black ice of the nightSwervingLeft and rightA zigzagging diagonalDazed awakeAs if in a video gameBeing chased by ghostsWhirling for escapeThe heavy night scraping against youScratching your face You leave the car in the snowTaking in … Continue reading

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