Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 02:55 am
demi said hang on tothat thought whileI empty the hot waterbottle but I don’t knowwhether wonderingwhen and wherebaloney originatedis a thought worthhanging onto...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 07:57 am

by guest poet Delinda Chapman

the next day, in thestillness of the moment,noting the candle’srhythmic flicker I knewthe walls were singing,reverberating from the joyoussounds of forty choir-camp voicesas they raised the roof...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 05:56 pm
our river flooded and frozewhen the water receded thekids and I winter-hiked inthe sangamon bottomlandeach tree, thick and ancientto sapling slim, was circledabout waist high with a whiteice tutu a va...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 09:37 am
globalwarming poem #5okay folks we can quit worryingthis human-driven climate change- catastrophic weather is going to be over in about 500 years I heard it from a major scientific mouth saw graphs ph...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 03:32 pm
another crude poem“Water turned off: sorry for the Inconvenience”oh how did they peein the PACwhen the pressure became burningat our local place of learningdid some take a paper cup and tr...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 09:09 am
NPR’s this american life had stories about thelengths some parents have gone to make thegood saint real I was too young to recall whenhe brought our pony but there are photos ofmy sisters and me...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 12:22 pm
skylark poem # 1 I am thankful to those who made usmemorize as kids useful stuff yes likemultiplication tables but I’m thinkingof poetry miss lala dixon my eighth gradeenglish teacher she of the...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 05:50 pm
advice poem #1how about let’s end the year witha little bawdiness I just bid goodbyeto a van of cousins passing throughfed them at the holy land thomas’smeal was a plateful of black olives...
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 ...


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