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Tag: poetry

Tuesday’s Poet: Two From Richard Beban

Great-Grandmother in Her
 Sunday Plumed Hat In the time before Starlings spread their iridescent shadow across the homes of Eastern Bluebirds & Great Crested Flycatchers, & the Passenger Pigeon still flew, great-grandmother rolled her head from side to side, cried out, sweating, knees high, water broken, & pushed grandfather into this abundant world. Birds covered […]

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Tuesday’s Poet: Therése Halscheid

A Certain Etiquette, of swamps Do not doubt that something without eyes and ears can know who you are − I have lived long enough to learn of you, your human ways those who are humble as they enter me, who bow under the low branch instead of breaking it and those who have never […]

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Tuesday’s Poet: Two by Maria Mazziotti Gillan

At Ocean’s Edge I watch the ocean move languorously Past the windows of this house Perched on the edge of sand And dune grass. I expect The house to float as though it were a boat and the moving water Were carrying us away. In this place, where sea and sky meet, there is time […]

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Tuesday’s Poet: Two by Sally Bliumis-Dunn

Mianus River Gorge Not just for the fresh air or to walk together on this November morning, our white breath pulsing in the air. And not just to be distracted, from ordinary thoughts of work and worry: that moss, for instance on the huge granite rock, which from up close looks like a filigreed forest […]

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Tuesday’s Poet: Two by Jim Bennett

downstream the rainwater from last nights storm swells the river and brings the blood brown topsoil to mud the water a fisherman watches from the bank his eyes fixed on a float nestling in the quieter shallows its rise and fall hidden in cracked light and breeze blown ripples here on the common path we […]

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