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It’s Over

01.26.10 Posted in today's words by

Eve Hall’s poems (Still, Majestic, Resolutions) have a way of getting to the elemental heart of a thing. This poem continues that theme, albeit in a sadder context than her other work. The nature of the discord is instantly clear to the reader, and the sense of sad narration is palpable. It’s Over By Eve […]


Facing Self-Doubt

01.25.10 Posted in today's words by

It is still January, there is still time to revisit the resolution thing. Bobbie Troy’s poems, Dear Diane (Pushcart Prize nominee), Soldier, and Merry Christmas, My Love, have touched many readers. Her words resonate. No change today as Bobbie gives us a poem many can relate to. Read it before you face your own mirror […]


No Safe Passage

01.24.10 Posted in today's words by

R Martin Basden is no stranger here. He has given us poems about autism (Distracted) and about the short attention span of his muse (Interruption). You might think these rather disconnected themes and you might be right. Today he brings us a poem dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Just another example of how this writer can […]


The City that Care Forgot

01.23.10 Posted in today's words by

Today we feature another writer from Northern Virginia: Patti Forehand. Patti is working on a memoir and as she has worked as a longshoreman, her memoir is guaranteed to be a great read! She wrote this poignant poem as an exercise for a poetry group meeting. It is, of course, about New Orleans in the […]


Hands Heave to Harm and Hamper

01.22.10 Posted in today's words by

Vivekanand Jha is a poet and scholar from India. By way of introduction, he uses these words: “Dear Friend, I am not a prolific bard; I have something to say, though I’m nothing more than a singing bird, hungry to coin a word and live by pen and not the sword.” Vivekanand’s heartfelt poem seems […]