IllinoisTimes - Poetry http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-34-1-poetry.html Wed, 22 Nov 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 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...]]>
turtle township poem #13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19133-turtle-township-poem-13.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19096-dichotomy-poem--1.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19080-nada-poem-101.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19052-whatsup-poem-11.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19009-vermont-report-2017-4.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18992-vermont-report-2017-3.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18962-vermont-report-2017-2.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18938-vt-report--1-2017.html 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...]]>
more nada #101 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18914-more-nada-101.html more nada #101
more nada #101art bored with family stories?too bad here’s another I wasborn with an unsightly splotchat the base of my spine nothingharmful but my folks thoughtit a good idea to have it removedit l...]]>
nada poem # – well, maybe 100 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18893-nada-poem--%25E2%2580%2593-well-maybe-100.html nada poem # – well, maybe 100
a recent column in wall street journalreported the effect of classical music oncows – news to them of course in nycI’ve been telling you for ages what cowslike (the three b’s) don’t (1812 cann...]]>
family story, again http://illinoistimes.com/article-18867-family-story-again.html family story, again
family story, againthinking about babies and adoption – when I was a kid we knew those in ourclasses adopted it was a matter of no  significance – I did hear later a boy in the class behind m...]]>
yellow submarine #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18843-yellow-submarine-1.html yellow submarine #1
a scientist I admirewrote about severallong term studiesspanning many yearsback to the seventieswhere groups withfalse beliefsthe world is flatthe sun circles uswere given irrefutableevidence theirbel...]]>
difference poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18820-difference-poem-1.html difference poem #1
my sister went to morning kindergartenin an emergency one day our mom asked ifpatsy could go in the afternoon pat told meabout it many years later “I loved kindergartenthe toys, the things to draw o...]]>
Haiku, in Memorium: Patricia Dougan Dalvit http://illinoistimes.com/article-18794-haiku-in-memorium-patricia-dougan-dalvit.html Haiku, in Memorium: Patricia Dougan Dalvit
Haiku, in Memorium: Patricia Dougan DalvitI’ve lost a sister . . . she’s gone to a distant climebringing it music . . .©2017 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
adventure poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18764-adventure-poem-1.html adventure poem #1
the anonymous student from theseventies reminded me of a writingassignment I once gave: “1. Have anadventure. 2. Write about it.” themuch appreciated letter got methinking about adventure – nodo...]]>
poem postal # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18731-poem-postal--1.html poem postal # 1
poem postal # 1I can understand perfectly thosepostal folk, discovered years laterwith bathtubs full of undeliveredenvelopes it got too much hopelessthey couldn’t cope simply threw inthe towel now m...]]>
family story # 23 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18714-family-story--23.html family story # 23
family story # 23my granddaughter cressidaage eight having exhausted various play activities saidI guess I’ll put on my lab coatand go do an experiment ©2017 Jacqueline Jackson...]]>
family story #14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18679-family-story-14.html family story #14
the green mountains grace the horizonwhere we have a summer place one ofthe range resembles a gently curvingbreast complete with nipple wheneverdriving into the small town nearby we’dexit the woods ...]]>
birdpoem # 11 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18654-birdpoem--11.html birdpoem # 11
birdpoem # 11thinking of that last passenger pigeondon’t want to research it again heardabout it all my life there were millionsbillions they darkened the sun for dayswhen they flew over we killed t...]]>
100 days poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18610-100-days-poem-1.html 100 days poem #1
 100 days poem #1hmmm what accomplishments have Iaccomplished in the last 100 days?anything beneficial for our world? ifyou count womens marches climatemarches sending lotsa money to ossoffdurbin...]]>
playground poem # 3 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18591-playground-poem--3.html playground poem # 3
 this is my soapbox we’ve hadrecently a week of school holsagain the schoolyard next doorhas been locked up nine days ina row older kids scale my fenceuse the basketball hoop youngerkids zilch ...]]>
next school shooting poem #when http://illinoistimes.com/article-18566-next-school-shooting-poem-when.html next school shooting poem #when
next school shooting poem #whenmy daughter teaches in a schoolwhere every classroom every officeevery corridor every restroom has abutton if one is hit every area policecar every area police station i...]]>