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The Day the Poet Died

One sunny day in early August the poet up and died The song died with him dried up in his throat like a cut blade of summer hay What can I say he succumbed to poetry’s nemesis [what the coroner … Continue reading

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ὁ λόγος

I look for you amid the familiar the ordinary places where I have seen you pass among the crowd but you’re not there never there where I last saw you It’s your way how you surprise lovers thru windows of … Continue reading

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Love`Letters

Like lovers carving their initials within a heart on tree`bark we long to write words that last past evening sunset morning sunrise the night of our creativity is too short beginning with babel as it does & ending incoherently Tell … Continue reading

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Poet as Picker

The poet is a picker rummaging thru the barn of a farmer too stubborn to die his Depression expression Fix it or do without We pore over words like tinkerers poking thru nuts in old MJB coffee`tins for one that … Continue reading

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Unsung Psalms: World Poetry Day

How American not to bother to know whom we have come from from where our roots What its argot We speak like first`generation selves in words that seem to us of our own innovation Sophistications And we wonder why our … Continue reading

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The Poet

“The heavens are telling the glory of God;     and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.        Day to day pours forth speech,        night to night declares knowledge.  There is no speech, nor are there … Continue reading

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On Writing Poetry

No telling what might prompt a poem    A bit from the morning news    A line from one poet or another    A hoot in the middle of night Poems need a prompt No telling what No telling where … Continue reading

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We Are All Poets

We are all poets Our language is song The clicking of the tongue Even the aahs & ohhs & hmms serving as dramatic accentuations to the off`beat up`beat down`beat patois of our region of the world of the office our … Continue reading

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On Practice

See the fisherman on the shore casting casting and recasting his line in generous loops til the arcs pile one on another stacked up like ribbons in the air and all the line he needs is out How with his … Continue reading

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Gifted We Are

Gifted we are without a doubt all who take up a pen or pencil to fill the page with other men’s words learnt from the books others have writ of used words Originality is not our gift We’re but imitators … Continue reading

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Separated By the Stream

The Man in the Story has discovered The Woman Not simply the fact that She exists ~ another creature loose in his Garden ~ but an Other with his own likeness who by Her presence kindles a fire in His … Continue reading

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For Wallace Stevens

When he died they laid him on a plank dressed in his business suit placed a poem in his folded arms written out in his own hand gave plank & poet a push for all eternity “After one has abandoned … Continue reading

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