IllinoisTimes - Poetry https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-34-1-poetry.html Mon, 15 Jul 19 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 science exodus poem # 17 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21406-science-exodus-poem--17.html science exodus poem # 17
 USE FOOD WEEKS TO PROMOTE TOURISMMy friends know I’m compulsively loyal. Maybe it was that trait that compelled me to take on 217 Pony Shoe Week like a champ. Yes, I ran the distance, going to...]]>
family memory poem # 11 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21380-family-memory-poem--11.html family memory poem # 11
family memory poem # 11my niece jackie jo maybe seven  riding with parents sister headed toward a northern wisconsin lake jackie held her red swim suit  out the window it flapped in the &nbs...]]>
archival find, 1952 letter https://illinoistimes.com/article-21364-archival-find-1952-letter.html archival find, 1952 letter
 My dad responding to an applicant for a job: “I am afraid you are a little young and therefore lacking in experience for the job of assistant  herdsman” and ends with “Now for  &...]]>
vermont report june 2019 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21336-vermont-report-june-2019.html vermont report june 2019
vermont report june 2019 lately every obscure little roadway in vermont has had to be named neat green signs white letters some are places suttons farm o’neills farm most are nature appropriate hidd...]]>
Father's Day Poem #1 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21326-fathers-day-poem-1.html Father's Day Poem #1
fathers day poem # 1      if you have to explain a joke it’s no longer funny when I tell this one I draw blanks but when I was a kid the elopement-ladder-to-the-girl’s-win...]]>
advancing age poem # 4 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21295-advancing-age-poem--4.html advancing age poem # 4
advancing age poem # 4           I think I still have all my marbles  but sometimes some of them roll under the table or bed and I find them some...]]>
tolkien poem #3 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21283-tolkien-poem-3.html tolkien poem #3
years ago in a snowstorm I chased a car all the way across town because the license plate said ELROND I finally trapped the King of the Elves in his driveway invited him to our Lothlorien Banquet the ...]]>
Archival find, Current times #3 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21260-archival-find-current-times-3.html Archival find, Current times #3
Archival find, Current times #3  My grandfather wrote to a U of Wis  Ag prof, 1932, about the Depression. “My neighbor is a pessimist, he has no hope for better conditions on this earth. T...]]>
wordsy poem #1 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21235-wordsy-poem-1.html wordsy poem #1
wordsy poem #1      I’m fond of words that’s no  surprise I like little big old  new made-up made-down smiley saintly smutty it’s evident though that individua...]]>
mothersday? poem #1 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21206-mothersday-poem-1.html mothersday? poem #1
pidgie has dwelt in the henyard a number of years now; my daughterand son-in-law healed her broken wing let her fly away shooed her skyward – several times – but after    each brief...]]>
archival find #16 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21188-archival-find-16.html archival find #16
My mother wrote this poem to my fatherI think in their courting days. It seems suitable for our spring now springing.  InevitableA stream is singing lullabyes, Its song has reached my ear; And th...]]>
facial feature poem #1 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21164-facial-feature-poem-1.html facial feature poem #1
facial feature poem #1now that these last few years I’ve become a news junkie I’ve seen the faces on TV not just read their words or heard their NPR voices no this isn’t a political poem it’s ...]]>
music (?) poem #22 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21154-music-%2528%2529-poem-22.html music (?) poem #22
one reason I go to the UU group on sundays is to listen to Bonnie E play  I wanted to learn piano as a kid so did my sister yet there were too many notes all at once we did much better on strings...]]>
archival poem #31: Uncle Trever writes Jackie https://illinoistimes.com/article-21121-archival-poem-31-uncle-trever-writes-jackie.html archival poem #31: Uncle Trever writes Jackie
archival poem #31: Uncle Trever writes Jackie    “You know that little brook running through our pasture – well, your dad  and I were making a sod dam so we’d  have a sw...]]>
Governmental Greatness https://illinoistimes.com/article-21108-governmental-greatness.html Governmental Greatness
I will be astounded if the rage (controlled)of Adam Schiff does not in future history ring with JFK and MLKing. Yes Adam billions echo, say, “It’s not OK!” “It’s not OK!” the nunes were sh...]]>
music memory poem #7 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21077-music-memory-poem-7.html music memory poem #7
music memory poem #7    here’s a partial list of music I’ve stayed in the car to hear the finish: a partita – bach – for unaccompanied violin, a haydenconcerto I thought was an ...]]>
archival letter, Uncle Trever to Jackie https://illinoistimes.com/article-21065-archival-letter-uncle-trever-to-jackie.html archival letter, Uncle Trever to Jackie
 “I resented Aunt Ida for always favoring the first born. When your dad and I were going to town school for awhile and we boarded across the street, she’d always have a nice surprise for Ron...]]>
springfield poem # 27 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21013-springfield-poem--27.html springfield poem # 27
springfield poem # 27I appreciate that springfield is wanting to keep us walkers and riders safe from the new faster trains but the big red  and white barriers blocking some  downtown street...]]>
archival poem #1 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20992-archival-poem-1.html archival poem #1
1921 letter, to his son, my father, a freshman at Northwestern University, from his father, my grandfather: “Your detailed letter received. Iliked it very much in that it told exactly what you were...]]>
bugastrophy poem #1 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20973-bugastrophy-poem-1.html bugastrophy poem #1
bugastrophy poem #1 our cynical joke has been when homo sapiens has done itself in  planet and cockroaches will be    all that’s left that’s now highly unlikely a recent study ...]]>
different sort of tweet #2 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20961-different-sort-of-tweet-2.html different sort of tweet #2
my friend took her african grey parrot to the urbana avian vet for her yearly checkup–pokes prods peers down her beak up her bung takes temp takes blood she doesn’t like it at all (would you?) spi...]]>
n fifth street poem #32 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20932-n-fifth-street-poem-32.html n fifth street poem #32
n fifth street poem #32  when we moved into this big empty house in 1970 the kids put up their homemade but genuine tepee in the spacious back yard a few of the poles were promptly stolen so they...]]>
Another SOS to IT readers! https://illinoistimes.com/article-20914-another-sos-to-it-readers_.html Another SOS to IT readers!
back in 1981 a musical “The Endless Pavement” was performed on the new         SSU auditorium stage (not yet finished) 40 local kids in little cars they’d...]]>
Empty Nest poem #1 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20888-empty-nest-poem-1.html Empty Nest poem #1
for 25 years I published a newspaper The Empty Nest News Letter it wentfirst to family but its popularity caused the mailing list to grow to 200 its masthead featured a bird  with empty nest late...]]>
anniversary poem 2019 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20857-anniversary-poem-2019.html anniversary poem 2019
anniversary poem 2019 my daughter’s birthday is come around again sometimes I think it’s probably better she succumbed to her own demons  (though she claimed they weren’t her own) for if sh...]]>
a kind of glory https://illinoistimes.com/article-20834-a-kind-of-glory.html a kind of glory
a kind of glorymy folks remodeled an old farmhousea mile from the dairy when I was ninemy cousin paul architecture studentwas a laborer every noon the workerscame down to eat dinner at our housethen s...]]>
archival discovery #14 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20790-archival-discovery-14.html archival discovery #14
archival discovery #14found my oldest sister’s well documentedbaby book the rest of us had semi-docsor no baby book at all in it jo’s mom wrote ananecdote: “Little Joan, 3, had heard us speak of...]]>
TO THOSE WHO LIE IN BELLEAU WOOD https://illinoistimes.com/article-20753-to-those-who-lie-in-belleau-wood.html TO THOSE WHO LIE IN BELLEAU WOOD
TO THOSE WHO LIE IN BELLEAU WOODThis poem by my mother, then Vera Wardner,was read at a memorial service held at Bois deBelleau, Aisne, France, Dec. 25, 1923.My father was also there with 30 Boy Scout...]]>
Friend’s poem: Little Treasures https://illinoistimes.com/article-20718-friend%25E2%2580%2599s-poem-little-treasures.html Friend’s poem: Little Treasures
 Friend’s poem: Little TreasuresA quiet morning. Just the sound of the fanand the ticking of the clock. Both comfort.You ask of childhood treasures. I think back,I see a walking doll. A diction...]]>
tis the season poem #6 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20692-tis-the-season-poem-6.html tis the season poem #6
tis the season poem #6advent and hanukkah are now herea story: a student lived at my housea while back I found him rummaging inthe attic among his stuff stored therewhat are you looking for? my menora...]]>