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a small sermon-poem

I don’t often get to sermonizing, and I don’t want to inflict it on y’all, but I just want to say it if only for myself. Hence the cut tag. I am quoting the New Testament liberally, even though it’s … Continue reading

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Revere, redux

Listen, my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five Apparently few are now alive Who have studied that famous day and year. How lucky we were, in those … Continue reading

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this is complicated

It must be summer, because I don’t have a normal work week for about the next month. Let’s see …. this week is a three-day week, because we have Thursday and Friday off for Ascension Day. Next week there’s one … Continue reading

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how odd.

I just learned that my latest poem (sorry, I won’t post it here unless I decide not to submit it anywhere) shares not only a title but also some story and even some of the themes as a book by … Continue reading

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Just in time for the last candle of Chanukah….

… comes this year’s Chanukah poem. I guess every writer of any kind has a few themes they return to: mine are the moon, the water, and flames kindled in the dark of winter. (Here are a few older ones.) … Continue reading

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of semi-famous women

I’ve been thinking yesterday. You know what would be fun? Creating a chapbook of poems in the voices of women who didn’t get to speak for themselves or who should be better known than they are. I already have the … Continue reading

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one fish, two fish, red fish, little tiny fish

As bloggers go, I am a very small fish – I hardly ever get much attention, rarely more than a couple of comments per post. In general I don’t mind; it means that people respond when they’re been really interested … Continue reading

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expand my horizons

I’ve seen lots of discussions on these lines about fiction, but who are some of the best poets of color writing today in English? (Note: I was going to say that you can skip mentioning some of the excellent poets … Continue reading

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stress: the blacklung of the new fey

Her highness of Elfland was losing her hair – the news was in all of the papers. Her Royal Coiffeuse, she of world-famous flair had taken to bed with the vapors. Consultants were summoned from all through the land, the … Continue reading

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for friends

Two recent poems written for two very different friends – an old desert poet I know online and whose work I love, and the girl who sat next to me in seventh grade homeroom who has grown up into a … Continue reading

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