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An itch between my toes

There are days
I feel an itch between my toes
as if webbing has begun to grow.

There are days
I feel my voice is sound of water… 131 more words


Undetectable - My Hep C Story

by Kim Goldberg
January 28, 2016

I am a poet. And my recent journey through Hepatitis C treatment and cure has given me the poem of a lifetime. 1,080 more words


A Heron's Cry

Heron’s cry
Stabs the darkness

– Basho


The Jolt: Apropos of Basho's Whitefish

     early dawn–

whitefish, an inch

of whiteness

{For this translation and an excellent discussion, see Haruo Shirane, Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho…

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Kitsune and the Frog - Fairy Tales - January 23, 2016

“Grandma, before I go to bed, tell me why you have that stone frog praying near the fish pond.” the little boy said, trying to prolong having to go to bed. 602 more words

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Write a Haiku, Win a Prize

Welcome to Zingara Poet’s first ever poetry contest.

Here’s how it works.

Write a haiku, senryu, or a Ginsberg sentence in the comments section below between 8:00 AM Friday, January 22nd and 8:00 AM Sunday, January 24 and I will select one (or maybe two) winner(s) from those submitted sometime Sunday afternoon and announce it here. 190 more words


From old times it has been customary to leave behind a death poem, and perhaps I should do the same. But every moment of life is the last, every poem a death poem!

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