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An Editor Responds

I recently read a guest poem by Donal Mahoney on Tim Knight’s Coffee Shop Poems blog, called ‘An Editor Suggests Revisions’. It is a humorous poem about how a poet reacts to having their work rejected; and the extra kick in the teeth which comes from having the work not merely rejected, but commented upon. 2,017 more words

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#30 - APRIL'S END

It’s finally come, at long last

it’s time to seek my overdue repast,

take a stroll over to the watering hole

hoist up a glass or two, and clap… 159 more words

#29 - AFTERWARDS

At first you wait for the chaotic motes

to sink and settle; embrace for a bit… 156 more words

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#28 - SEVENLING: SPENT

Between weighted lids, my mind
floats above an urn of ether; my head
is nodding; and my feet are trussed
in leaden shackles.

I’m so tired… 57 more words

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#27 - THE WELL AND THE STARS

Late night and all is quietude

save for the singing crickets

and squeaky toot

of our resident saw-whet owl;

I drop a pebble into the well… 29 more words

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#26 - SEVENLING: QUEENIE

She’s a a ten pound, flea-bitten

fluff ball;  the untiring nemesis

of unwary birds and mice;

she likes to fang me.

She likes to play with, then eat, anything… 24 more words

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#25 - BLITZING

Three mojitos to the wind and a fourth

oozing its seductive lure with drops… 92 more words

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