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Honeymoon Period

As in early spring, the icy chrysalis of branches
bare of wings, your slant touch of sunlight suspends
me like cursive animations of the vanishing snow. 108 more words

Contemporary Poetry

By Disposition of Angels by Marianne Moore

Here’s a poem by Marianne Moore 1887-1972 appropriate for the season of absence and anticipation known as Advent. The title is a bit of Acts 5:7 …w… 352 more words


A Musical Interlude

With Chanucah starting tonight, it’s time to take a break from wars, terrorism and election politics and devote some time to those things which make life bearable – music, literature, things like that… 1,238 more words


"Foreclosure" - Lorine Niedecker

Tell em to take my bare walls down
my cement abutments
their parties thereof
and clause of claws

Leave me the land
Scratch out: the land… 80 more words


Writing to Updike

It could be argued that John Updike pursued his god-like literary ambition–“to leave behind a faithful record of the second half of the twentieth century” p. 657 more words


Poem - Rained Out by B.Z. Niditch



Rained out on Sunday

for your

official performance

but still the numbers

of patrons arrive

and you do not care

what the media… 90 more words

Veteran Poets