Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 02:32 pm
My giftThis poem was written by my mother,Vera Wardner Dougan, to my father,for their first Christmas together, 1924. I am repeating it from last year, for it is so simple, appropriate and tender. If ...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 04:41 am
“It’s no poem without rhymes!”Amaiya, neighbor friend, avowed.“I have learned it now in school,Poems rhyme, and that’s the rule!So none of yours in Illinois TimesAre trul...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 02:37 pm
puzzle poem # 1when feeding the red phalaropeoften swims in circles forming asmall whirlpool this nugget gainedfrom jigzone.com I often ease intothe day by doing the daily puzzletoday’s is the b...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 07:20 am
the famous sculptor casting carl sandburgin bronze added a nubian goat to the pedestal(sandburg liked goats) the galesburg committeewants the tail down the sculptor objects I agreelet me tell you abou...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 09:54 am
cosmologypoem # 9before dawn tomorrow is the prime timeto see leonids 20 shooting stars anhour predicted – one every three minuteswith me not acclimated yet to the timechange I may be up to watc...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 01:48 am

(more from annals of elspeth)

dear tooth fairy: I have lost three molars and one eyetooth since you have lastpaid me and you don’t haveto pay me anything if you canarrange with my mom so she gives me a clothes allowance next...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 11:59 pm
can’t believe I’d ever admit jane austenhas written a dull book but just finishedmansfield park last read many years agoit’s incredibly poor why is edmund such adope who’d ever...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 10:03 am
had some interesting talk at writers groupt’other night yosh told how a stranger cameinto the flower shop stood by her and recitedichi, ni, san, shi, the japanese numbers to tenyosh has never le...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 07:26 am
furniture poem #1 my parlor is commanded by apowder blue chair fairly comfyslightly fuzzy very ah yes verypowder blue donated by a friendwhose husband couldn’t stand itthose who gather in my dom...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 12:08 pm
my chinesefortune cookieinforms me “youhave a charming way with words” then adds a gentle command: “write a letter this week” okey-doke...

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