IllinoisTimes - Poetry http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-34-1-poetry.html Tue, 26 Jul 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 personal poem # 14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17478-personal-poem--14.html personal poem # 14
personal poem # 14once on a time I put in (at my job) forfull professorship that’s the pinnacleof pay and prestige I got turned downthe committee chair told me “you havenot yet internalized the pr...]]>
gift poem #2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17454-gift-poem-2.html gift poem #2
 last year this column warmly praisedscores of helpful high school kidsthey came again this June some 300volunteers from Minn to Miss, Bostonto Bakersfield. I recently wrote ofGroup 14 who while ...]]>
treasure poem # 2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17424-treasure-poem--2.html treasure poem # 2
 treasure poem # 2we perched on the big wood flour boxnext to grama’s stove a good placeout from underfoot but close to theaction of mincemeat doughnuts piesrolled out on the marble tabletopwhe...]]>
insectpoem #9 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17391-insectpoem-9.html insectpoem #9
 my current focus has been cecropia alovely moth now in its beginning stagesa botanist at my sister’s elderlivingestablishment has glass jars set up withunhatched eggs strings of pale pearlsand...]]>
on writing your stories #5 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17374-on-writing-your-stories-5.html on writing your stories #5
on writing your stories #5seem to be on a roll so why not go onwhat about my first publication I wasten writing a long oz-like tale have Itold you this before the heroine hada snazzy name orania turqu...]]>
transition poem #5 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17338-transition-poem-5.html transition poem #5
 transition poem #5my dad came from country schoolsmall for his age shy insecure hetold me of that first day walking up to the huge doors of the city schoolhe felt everyone was looking at himhe w...]]>
on writing your stories #4 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17318-on-writing-your-stories-4.html on writing your stories #4
 on writing your stories #4 long long ago here’s how aclever chap got himself in printI forget where I read it hewrote to a newspaper thathad a q-and-a column givinga line of his own poem...]]>
on writing your stories #3 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17294-on-writing-your-stories-3.html on writing your stories #3
from a 1995 letter of CopelandGreene: our fathers were memberson the first American Breedersartificial insemination board.I am curious as to the progressof your book. My impression isthat you hav...]]>
lincoln statues poem #4 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17268-lincoln-statues-poem-4.html lincoln statues poem #4
 lincoln statues poem  #4most of you are aware of thenumerous depictions in thisarea of our most famous sonthe volkmans even wrote abooklet with numbered photoswell there’s a new stat...]]>
When the Prodigal Returned http://illinoistimes.com/article-17242-when-the-prodigal-returned.html When the Prodigal Returned
This week’s poem is by guest poet John Knoepflewho began this poetry spotin IT fourteen years ago.sad moosin the barn...]]>
endings poem # 14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17200-endings-poem--14.html endings poem # 14
 endings poem # 14when something catches my breathon the car radio – WILL these days – a brandenburg for instance or brahmsvariations on a theme by haydn (that seventh bell-like variation is...]]>
friendly conversation http://illinoistimes.com/article-17173-friendly-conversation.html friendly conversation
this writer emails her old buddy akacomputer guru after he’s rescued heronce again from her electronic cesspit:“I know I am a trial to you . . . ”“Trial???” he responds. “Trial???Test, ord...]]>
insect thoughts #4 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17132-insect-thoughts-4.html insect thoughts #4
insect thoughts #4(more than you want to hear)on my kitchen floor in a bowl of waterlives a live tick I found it on my neckafter burning charlie’s prairie last weekdon’t think it had time to bite ...]]>
manzanar http://illinoistimes.com/article-17112-manzanar.html manzanar
the name means apples lingers on your lipslike honey yet the place it names is sandydry with ice-cold winters baking summersrows of drafty barracks barbed wirearmed towers soldiers all these to guardt...]]>
weather watch, lake springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-17069-weather-watch-lake-springfield.html weather watch, lake springfield
 weather watch, lake springfieldfurious winds whipwhitecaps on the roiling wavesducks paddle serene©2016 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
lincoln half-marathon 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17039-lincoln-half-marathon-2016.html lincoln half-marathon 2016
 awaiting the lincoln half-marathonyellow directional abe signs up forweeks no parking ones since yesterdayI’ll put on my lincoln top hat genuinevintage liberated from clayville whenour school ...]]>
n fifth street poem #23 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17014-n-fifth-street-poem-23.html n fifth street poem #23
why can’t kids play on theplayground next door to me it’s fenced locked except duringschool hours liability says ourneighborhood president well why can’t we extend insurance to cover all hours t...]]>
personal thanks poem # 4 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16962-personal-thanks-poem--4.html personal thanks poem # 4
 personal thanks poem # 4I’m not the one hoss shay yet buthad an irate heart recently as manyIT readers know came out okey dokenow a member of the stent sister- (andbrother-) hood: pills exerci...]]>
note on kitchen table http://illinoistimes.com/article-16937-note-on-kitchen-table.html note on kitchen table
 hi dad hi mom I know being elected prez ofthe whole high school senate can’t comparewith head of the free world but it’s prettybig stuff for me yeah that was my winningplatform—big stuff, ...]]>
Having Survived Double Jeopardy http://illinoistimes.com/article-16916-having-survived-double-jeopardy.html Having Survived Double Jeopardy
 This week’s poem is by permission of Robert Erickson, brother-in-law to Springfield’s DelindaChapman. He is in hospice, and hopes to live to see these prescient words printed in Illinois Tim...]]>
farm poem # 27 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16893-farm-poem--27.html farm poem # 27
after we moved from the little house on the  dairy to our own place up the road the browns moved into the little house earl was a milkman geneva did piece work at home for the shoe factory a...]]>
cosmology poem #10 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16855-cosmology-poem-10.html cosmology poem #10
I am clothed by the deadmy daughter’s breathtakingjackets she stitched herself orpulled from the buck-a-bagat a minneapolis thrift storea kashmir from india viathe smithsonian she had aneye for the ...]]>
potluck poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16824-potluck-poem-1.html potluck poem #1
 potluck poem #1if it’s gotcornflakeson topit’s boundto be good©2016 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
valentines day poem #6 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16796-valentines-day-poem-6.html valentines day poem #6
this starts happy ends badthe spirit club in the wisconsinhigh school where my daughterteaches decided to do somethingnice to celebrate valentines dayon post-its they wrote encouragingor complimentary...]]>
prom dresses poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16764-prom-dresses-poem-1.html prom dresses poem #1
 prom dresses poem #1enter the downtown Y folks and bedazzled by the bedazzling display ofprom dresses white gold black silverevery rainbow hue some plain some patterned choose from slink to poof...]]>
apologia poem # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16733-apologia-poem--1.html apologia poem # 1
now that I’m getting sorta oldI better make my apologies toyou kids while I still can andam fairly sane too late to say todemi but here goes for you otherthree: I never meant to hurtany of you but I...]]>
tintin poem #2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16699-tintin-poem-2.html tintin poem #2
 tintin poem #2WILL has opera on saturdayalso classics by request not surewhich this was on but I’ve alwaysliked the announcer john frayne Ilisten in the car didn’t get in on thefirst ba...]]>
demi poem, uncounted Jan 14 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16675-demi-poem-uncounted-jan-14-2016.html demi poem, uncounted Jan 14 2016
it’s your birthday againtomorrowby taking your own lifeyou spared yourselfold ageyou also spared yourselfyour mother’sold age...]]>
deception poem # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16649-deception-poem--1.html deception poem # 1
deception poem # 1my stalwart upright grandfather“took the pledge” when a youthnever to touch alcohol never didnor did the farm men a stipulationof their hiring those found drinkingwere fired on t...]]>
October Harvest http://illinoistimes.com/article-16594-october-harvest.html October Harvest
October Harvest,by Lola LucasThis week’s poem was suggestedby Yosh Golden who observes, “Lolawas a quiet master of words. Here,is lyrical imagery and a starklyobjective conclusion.” We printit i...]]>