IllinoisTimes - Poetry Sun, 18 Mar 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 happy event poem #1 happy event poem #1
my friends have had their little onessince babes but it’s taken till now– 6 years – for the “wrinkles” ofadoption to be worked out theywere all in court last week paperssigned hands shaken p...]]>
folly poem #4 folly poem #4
here folks behold a true subversiveschools are closing out the cursiveevery kid the wide world o’er can toss old writing out the door each kid will own his keyboard toy from manchester to mandeloy j...]]>
Poetry Out Loud - Bringing literary opportunities to area high school students Poetry Out Loud - Bringing literary opportunities to area high school students
 Wynton Gage, a senior at Southeast High School, has a deep voice made for TV or radio. At the recent Regional Poetry Out Loud contest he commanded the stage during his memorized recita...]]>
CHANGE-OF-HEART POEM I am now a prexy rooter – he’ll jump inside and SHOOT THE SHOOTER!!! ©2018 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
family story #29 family story #29
family story # 29my sister pat told me of a bass player in their orchestra bound for a concert grabbed coffee at a drive-in spilled it scalded his hand in agony he rushed to a drug store gasped out �...]]>
drama poem # 3 drama poem # 3
drama poem # 3on a computer word game I playa teacher her moniker trifioso (her daughter tertiare) told in the chat space that in a college lit class they’d had to write their  own greek traged...]]>
manzanar poem # 3 manzanar poem # 3
manzanar poem # 3when springfield-born kazuko golden recently showed her film on americanconcentration camp manzanar theaudience discussion that followedmoved into racial stereotyping kazukotold us gr...]]>
women's rall #2 women's rall #2
womens’ rally #2, 1/20/2018at Lincoln’s statue, state capitala toddler’s banner read: I’M AGAINST XENOPHOBIA RACISM – MISOGYNY –HOMOPHOBIA – NAPS! at the inaugural anniversary first day ...]]>
bulls poem # 11 bulls poem # 11
bulls poem #  11american breeders service thelargest artificial inseminationco in the world is writing itshistory ABS began as wisconsinscientific breeding institute mydad was on the origina...]]>
dark and stormy night poem dark and stormy night poem
dark and stormy night poem it was a dark and stormynight and all the mutantswere sitting around thecampfire then No-Nosespoke up and said No-Toestell us The Story and thisis The Story he told: it wasa...]]>
new year’s poem 2018 new year’s poem 2018
new year’s poem 2018when granddaughter cressidaasked what to do I suggested shedraw me some cards get well soonhappy new year etc she went towork produced two before tiringof the task “glad about ...]]>
Paradox Paradox
ParadoxHolidays are portrayed as times ofrejoicing but as we all come to know they are often fraught with grief. It seems appropriate to share this poem again (I used it in 2014) at this anxiousseason...]]>
nevad trip #2 nevad trip #2
nevada trip #2went to see my great grandsons over from paris they’re being raised bilingual laurent talks to them in french cressida in english but since the parents speak french to each other the k...]]>
music poem # 17 music poem # 17
music poem # 17just listened twice-through toglen gould playing the goldbergvariations the pleasure isn’t onlyin the bach (I can hear theserendered superbly by wandalandowska) but in glen gould...]]>
thanksgiving 2017 poem thanksgiving 2017 poem
thanksgiving 2017 poemit’s thanksgiving so let’s thinkabout suicide – never far frommy thoughts though I try not todwell on it – my second daughtersays my first daughter told herthe “demon�...]]>
nevada vist 2017 #1 nevada vist 2017 #1
 nevada vist 2017 #1my daughter and son-in-law havea small homestead, a ranchette,with several bee hives, a bunch of chickens, one pigeon who won’t leave but keeps laying eggs in hopeand two na...]]>
poem on me #1 poem on me #1
poem on me #1whee! whee! this issue’s on me! withwords by corrine pix by ginny leeI yet haven’t seen them as I pen thesewords but here is a story they neitherhave heard ok let’s abandon rhymewhe...]]>
londonpoem #2 londonpoem #2
londonpoem #2with my sister or my cousin or myselfI have wandered through a number offamous galleries louvre uffizzi hermitagevatican viewed medieval and renaissancepaintings galore noted the favorite...]]>
manzanar poem #2 manzanar poem #2
 manzanar poem #2we’ve been fortunate thesemany years to have yosh goldenin our midst writing about theamerican concentration campwhere she was born also talkingto schools of this shameful andu...]]>
family story #23 family story #23
back in the days when planeswere being hijacked to cubarecall? – my brother-in-law’smother refused to fly becauseshe was afraid of being hijackedto cuba eventually she moved toa nursing home in wi...]]>
overseas visit #1 overseas visit #1
overseas visit #1it is a cathedral the museum ofnatural history in london youtraverse the length of the ornatenave to where, at the apse, risetier on tier of white marble stepsleading to the white mar...]]>
whynever poem #1 whynever poem #1
whynever poem #1four boggling things:first, that there is “is”–that there’s any “is”at all – second, thatthis “is” has producedlife – third, that somelife is thinking andself aware...]]>
turtle township poem #13 turtle township poem #13
as a kid I scarcely knew jean davisshe was one of the older kids inturtle her name was maxworthyI called her up many years agosaid I’ve been reading about youin the paper – WHAT!? – you werequee...]]>
dichotomy poem # 1 dichotomy poem # 1
dichotomy poem # 1some news is heartening they’reclosing roads in the shawnee forestfor the next two months so thatcritters that creep crawl slideslither may go from summer homesto winter hideouts w...]]>
nada poem #101 nada poem #101
nada poem #101 my kids – actually nobody –wants to hear the stories that enthralled us as smallkids for instance a favoriteuncle told scary stories onewas of the ghost peeping overthe foot of the ...]]>
whatsup poem #11 whatsup poem #11
whatsup poem #11my college major classics(latin greek ancient history)has stood me in good steadright now viewing our landI see plenty of parallels suchas rome going from senatorsto dictators to deran...]]>
vermont report 2017 #4 vermont report 2017 #4
vermont report 2017 #4my daughter is a loonfar out in the lakeher head disappearshow many secondsten–eleven–twelve– then it bobs up  somewhere else ©2017 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
vermont report 2017 #3 vermont report 2017 #3
I think on leaving here I’ll missthe greens the most they are inconstant change with clouds withwind or mirrored in the lake a lineof tolkien says in every wood inevery spring there is a differentgr...]]>
vermont report 2017 #2 vermont report 2017 #2
vermont report 2017 #2I give up there is no spaceto tell what’s happening at this placethe lovely lake is loony stilla caterpillar scoops the hillmy stripy oar is broke who knowsit happened when thi...]]>
vt report # 1, 2017 vt report # 1, 2017
we’re again at our camp as green mountainers call cottageswe have a loon – the long eerie descending wail was it an owl no it ended in that loony laugh – ergotwo loons! swimming out frontno loon...]]>