IllinoisTimes - Poetry http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-34-1-poetry.html Tue, 23 May 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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...]]>
n fifth st poem #23 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18539-n-fifth-st-poem-23.html n fifth st poem #23
I could write of ugly things thisweek lord knows there’s plentyfrom the gunman still loose inmy wisconsin township (don’tworry no school till he’s caught,kids) to the dismemberment anddeath of t...]]>
n fifth st poem no 22 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18492-n-fifth-st-poem-no-22.html n fifth st poem no 22
 n fifth st poem no 22nobody says I HAVE to write about the lincoln half marathon every year but this year marks the seventh that my neighbor amaya now ten has skipped about in the street as runn...]]>
finishing my barn book vol 4: http://illinoistimes.com/article-18466-finishing-my-barn-book-vol-4.html finishing my barn book vol 4:
our old barney had a “moon eye”– glassy white hence its naming –after much research I found thisto be an acute iridocyclitis of horsesinvading one or both eyes it subsidesonly to recur at inte...]]>
asylum poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18441-asylum-poem-1.html asylum poem #1
 asylum poem #1 do any of you remember 1939 when a boatload of 935 jews approached our shores and we sent them back to auschwitz? Note on the above: look in Wikipedia or other source material for...]]>
irish poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18412-irish-poem-1.html irish poem #1
john and peg’s shamrock I noteevery week – eight spindly stemsthough with good sized leavesseems healthy but stagnant neverany change now my shamrock islush its dozens of sturdy stalksbear hundred...]]>
first 100 days poem # 3 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18387-first-100-days-poem--3.html first 100 days poem # 3
first 100 days poem # 3hurray, hurray, let’s trumpitfor our brave new world! we can dump mountain tops into streams again we can use all  the coal we can mine and all the oil we can pump or buy...]]>
suicide poem #17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18356-suicide-poem-17.html suicide poem #17
I have a friendwho every morndoes twenty-twopushups forthe number ofveterans whoare predicted tocommit suicideon this day...]]>
first 100 days poem #2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18332-first-100-days-poem-2.html first 100 days poem #2
first 100 days poem #2  parents, teachers, be advised –when we  confront them our savvy kids  can now tell us  oh those are just alternate facts you’ve heard about us © 2017 J...]]>
origins poem # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18300-origins-poem--1.html origins poem # 1
my mother’s forebears changed theirname on the ship so we are wardnersnot weidners three brothers fought inthe revolution two survived I knowlittle of my mom’s mother only she wasa sea captain’s...]]>
textpoem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18261-textpoem-1.html textpoem #1
2 YY U R2 YY U BI C U R2 YY for me.see we had texting when I was a kid this was rampant in autograph books there was later but still long agoa published book of letter-stories called I think A B ...]]>
cat poem #2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18238-cat-poem-2.html cat poem #2
these frightful frigid temps of lateI ponder on our city’s homelesslighter thoughts have touched oncats – a kid whose allergies forbidfelines has nonetheless befriendeda large yellow stray gus liv...]]>
springfield poem for jan 21 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18213-springfield-poem-for-jan-21.html springfield poem for jan 21
spfld’s last weekend was five star – fromcheers at the buses leaving pennys 110women pink pussy-capped bearing pbj’s– to saturday before the old state capitolmore than a thousand fol...]]>
mythology poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18181-mythology-poem-1.html mythology poem #1
I’ve been pondering zeusruler of the state supreme kinglypower he cast down thunderboltswhen angry or to punish any onehe disliked he was adept at changinghimself to get what he wanted hebecame a sw...]]>
apologia poem #3 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18157-apologia-poem-3.html apologia poem #3
 apologia poem #3dear cherished charities – smallestfrogs to largest shrinking icecapsswollen babies’ bellies to all helplesshomeless prisoned poisoned deformeddemented defamed defunded: you ...]]>
newyear’s poem # 16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18137-newyear%25E2%2580%2599s-poem--16.html newyear’s poem # 16
sometimesyou just have tostopand pull upyour socks...]]>
My Gift http://illinoistimes.com/article-18078-my-gift.html My Gift
This poem was written by my mother,Vera Wardner Dougan, to my father,for their first Christmas together, 1924.I give it here again, for it is sosimple, appropriate and tender.  JDJIf I could give...]]>
silence poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18049-silence-poem-1.html silence poem #1
 silence poem #1people sing about silence writeabout silence there must be spacebetween words between soundsdifferent silences have differentmeanings some you know arecoming and you wait for – ...]]>
thanksgiving poem #11 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18021-thanksgiving-poem-11.html thanksgiving poem #11
 two weeks ago I sat in my silent autoas the super moon rose over lincolnpark the visibility there unimpededlast night I sat an hour in my drivewaysurrounded by brahms (the receptionfrom WILL isn...]]>
sides poem # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17985-sides-poem--1.html sides poem # 1
 sides poem # 1I’m sick of hearing there are twosides to everything there are threesides six a dozen a thousand and ifreally only two is each equally sound look at galileo look at tycho brahe l...]]>
it’s all ok poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17961-it%25E2%2580%2599s-all-ok-poem-1.html it’s all ok poem #1
it’s ok to grab others’ busts bumsif you’re rich enough it’s ok tolie also repeat lies over and overtill half the country believes youthat half incensed by faux newsfoxes vixens if you’re ri...]]>
continuity poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17931-continuity-poem-1.html continuity poem #1
continuity poem #1in my daughter’s dining room I sitat a table where I sat my first nine years facing me the matched cupboard my brother tipped over not once but twice during those years broke all m...]]>
early november haiku http://illinoistimes.com/article-17905-early-november-haiku.html early november haiku
getting nippy outmy tomato plants are bloomingtoo late now buddies...]]>
shakespeare poem # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17870-shakespeare-poem--1.html shakespeare poem # 1
 shakespeare poem # 1spectacular uis macbeth last evedon’t miss it folks it’s still on I tookmy granddaughter years ago shewas nine we prepared by readinglambs’ shakespeare tales recitingdo...]]>
entertainment poem #4 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17798-entertainment-poem-4.html entertainment poem #4
 now that I’m stented I use thetreadmill at the Y there are twoscreens to alleviate boredom oneatop the other today I could choosebetween walking in new zealandmassive rock formations pondsbosk...]]>
familystory # 11 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17786-familystory--11.html familystory # 11
 my bespectacled father small for his ageyoungest in his class stayed out a yearbetween high school and college andworked on the farm that job didn’t lastfor the married teacher in the one room...]]>