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Poetry Friday

THIS WAS ONCE A LOVE POEM This was once a love poem, before its haunches thickened, its breath grew short, before it found itself sitting, perplexed and a little embarrassed, on the fender of a parked car, while many people passed by without turning their heads. It remembers itself dressing as if for a great […]

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Poetry Friday

THE OLD YEAR The Old Year’s gone away      To nothingness and night: We cannot find him all the day      Nor hear him in the night: He left no footstep, mark or place      In either shade or sun: The last year he’d a neighbour’s face,      In this he’s known by none. All […]

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Poetry Friday

SUMMER SONG Wanderer moon smiling a faintly ironical smile at this brilliant, dew-moistened summer morning,— a detached sleepily indifferent smile, a wanderer’s smile,— if I should buy a shirt your color and put on a necktie sky-blue where would they carry me?   — William Carlos Williams (1883 – 1963), American poet and inspiration to many […]

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Poetry Friday

COLD MORNING Through an accidental crack in the curtain I can see the eight o’clock light change from charcoal to a faint gassy blue, inventing things in the morning that has a thick skin of ice on it as the water tank has, so nothing flows, all is bone, telling its tale of how hard […]

Music

Video Poetry (Life Edition)

BRIGHT EYES – FIRST DAY OF MY LIFE This is the first day of my life Swear I was born right in the doorway I went out in the rain, suddenly everything changed They’re spreading blankets on the beach Yours was the first face that I saw I think I was blind before I met […]

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Poetry Friday

COMING TO THE MORNING You make me remember all of the elements the sea remembering all of its waves in each of the waves there was always a sky made of water and an eye that looked once there was the shape of one mountain and a blood kinship with rain and the air for […]