IllinoisTimes - Poetry http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-34-1-poetry.html Mon, 21 May 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 poem on chaplain firing #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19988-poem-on-chaplain-firing-1.html poem on chaplain firing #1
poem on chaplain firing #1never under-es-tu-mitthe power of a je-su-it©2018 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
mothers day poem #7 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19965-mothers-day-poem-7.html mothers day poem #7
mothers day poem #7(in a letter from my father, 1960)“Your mother is in Chicago working onher American Music project. Some dayI’ll have to harness her ability and energyto some enterprise in which...]]>
Thoughts and Prayers Poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19954-thoughts-and-prayers-poem-1.html Thoughts and Prayers Poem #1
thoughts and prayers poem #1the topic this week was thoughts andprayers our gun-toting (civil war musket)pastor did not let us down he gave stats  on shots-per-second of assault weaponsplus so&nb...]]>
n fifth st poem #48 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19928-n-fifth-st-poem-48.html n fifth st poem #48
n fifth st poem #48two boys maybe eight or ninewalking past on the sidewalkbefore my door both whiteif that makes any differenceone familiarly twirling a largereal-looking silver pistolthat kid is alr...]]>
earthday (doom) poem #95 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19914-earthday-%2528doom%2529-poem-95.html earthday (doom) poem #95
 for me the scariest latest news:the verification of the prediction fifteen years ago when warned the world had some ten years to get its ducks lined up to slow or stop climate change instead we�...]]>
old age poem # 4 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19871-old-age-poem--4.html old age poem # 4
old age poem # 4? . . .well, whichever . . .getting oldis a steeplearning curveI’m used to tellingeveryone elsewhat to donow everyone elseis tellingmewhat to do©2018 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
aging poem #7 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19861-aging-poem-7.html aging poem #7
aging poem #7we moved my dad with a hip mending to a facility in a nearby village old friends employees invarious stages of degeneration an active aviary he hated it refused food snarled at the staff ...]]>
easter hunts poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19838-easter-hunts-poem-1.html easter hunts poem #1
easter hunts poem #1authentic thrills do not come oftennor are they oft forgot: one from myearly years, the easter bunny hidtiny candy bunnies all over the housewe four kids searched with squealsof de...]]>
happy event poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19775-happy-event-poem-1.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19762-folly-poem-4.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19727-poetry-out-loud.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19740-change-of-heart-poem.html CHANGE-OF-HEART POEM
CHANGE-OF-HEART POEM I am now a prexy rooter – he’ll jump inside and SHOOT THE SHOOTER!!! ©2018 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
family story #29 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19695-family-story-29.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19670-drama-poem--3.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19637-manzanar-poem--3.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19625-womens-rall-2.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19597-bulls-poem--11.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19576-dark-and-stormy-night-poem.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19552-new-year%25E2%2580%2599s-poem-2018.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19479-paradox.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19464-nevad-trip-2.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19436-music-poem--17.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19380-thanksgiving-2017-poem.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19332-nevada-vist-2017-1.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19298-poem-on-me-1.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19267-londonpoem-2.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19236-manzanar-poem-2.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19216-family-story-23.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19192-overseas-visit-1.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19153-whynever-poem-1.html 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...]]>