Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 on a monday morning by John Knoepfle, former poet ofthis column; 91 on Feb. 4well dear heart what to say this sunshine hour it is a blue sky day the threat of the storm is gone you will be out a...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 violinist poem #1my sister was nine when mom tookher young violinist to a fritz kreislerconcert in milwaukee at its closethey went backstage the famous artistwas surrounded he was perhaps sixtyj...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 arachnid poem #13I’m sure you want to hear about spider sex males do not have copulatory organs they spin a small silk mat deposit their semen on it dip in their feelers then plunge these into...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 oddest bit of weather yesterday so oddit was mentioned on the local news mildout sun yet it was suddenly snowing andno ordinary snow – evenly spaced, bluebetween, and no ordinary flakes either...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 our family traveled after the waronce gas wasn’t rationed we went toflorida over christmas played on thebeach enroute we slept in those littleseparate tourist cabins that predatemotels mother...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
hi folks and happy january I havegood news we can’t destroy our earthno matter how we whack it frack itpollute it subject it to every outragewe can’t destroy it we can do in a lotof species includ...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 oomphalos poem #1when my dad was sixty-seven he was in the hospital a couple months he was a terrible patient he wouldn’t eat the food wouldn’t drink the water “it tastes better in my hors...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
This poem was written by my mother,Vera Wardner Dougan, to my father,for their first Christmas together, 1924. I’m repeating it here, for it is so simple, appropriate and t...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 longlastinglove poem it’s been over forty years since jim  a former herdsman worked in this barn he stands here looking around feeling its emptiness reminisces my favorite cow was a big r...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
nellie needham a spinster schoolteachermy grampa’s second cousin loaned himmoney in 1911 to build the round barn itwas paid back very slowly over the yearsduring the depression she lowered theintere...

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