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Poetry Friday

ALL THE WHISKEY IN HEAVEN Not for all the whiskey in heaven Not for all the flies in Vermont Not for all the tears in the basement Not for a million trips to Mars Not if you paid me in diamonds Not if you paid me in pearls Not if you gave me your pinky […]

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Poetry Friday

I DO NOT LOVE THEE I do not love thee!—no! I do not love thee! And yet when thou art absent I am sad;    And envy even the bright blue sky above thee, Whose quiet stars may see thee and be glad. I do not love thee!—yet, I know not why, Whate’er thou dost […]

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Poetry Friday

so you want to be a writer? if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or […]

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Poetry Friday

BLUE Blue, but you are Rose, too, and buttermilk, but with blood dots showing through. A little salty your white nape boy-wide. Glinting hairs shoot back of your ears’ Rose that tongues like to feel the maze of, slip into the funnel, tell a thunder-whisper to. When I kiss, your eyes’ straight lashes down crisp […]

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THE ARMY OF TRUTH Words? Those sounds the world despises.       Words in poems? Even more to be disdained! Ah, how feeble are your powers       to defend all the truth that man denies! Thunder crack and lightning flash       at its presence! Hosts of angels should come swooping down from heaven to the rescue       far and wide […]

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A contribution …

… for National Poetry Day (Thursday, October 7, 2010): AS YET UNTITLED (a work in progress) Composing words of romance, verses as yet unformed. Visions of hair, long, dark and curled, Of laughing Van Morrison eyes. Freckled skin, kissed by the sun, Slender curves, longing to be caressed. A heart, offered freely, given totally, Not […]