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Bullish Love

06.30.10 Posted in today's words by

Ivan Jenson gives us words, but he gives the world paintings too (see his website for more of his work). You remember his last contribution, Man Made. This poem will make you laugh and ponder the concept of divided self.  Bullish Love By Ivan Jenson there is a part of me that sits elderly in a rocking chair […]


Mommy Woes

06.29.10 Posted in today's words by

KJ Hannah Greenberg’s most recent appearance at vox poetica brought us the marvelous Betsy the Barn Cow: A Suffragette’s Lament. Listen to the “indomitable Mommy writer” herself as she speaks about this poem and her other work on vox poetica’s 15 Minutes of Poetry. This poem is a classic, speaking to the authentic experience of motherhood in […]


California Summer

06.28.10 Posted in today's words by

You’ve read Michael Lee Johnson’s poems Mother, Edith, at 98 and Nikki Purrs, and you’ll find this to be a very different poem. It is seasonal, of course, it’s descriptive, it’s transportive. Maybe if we read this in a winter storm, we’ll find ourselves translocated to a beautiful beach.  California Summer By Michael Lee Johnson Coastal warm breeze […]


Love by the Numbers

06.27.10 Posted in today's words by

You might remember Ode to Spring by Harris Tobias (if not, go read it now!). Today he gives us a different kind of love poem, but the poems are both clever and humorous and they are full of wonderful imagery. Love by the Numbers By Harris Tobias In a world where math is spoken And all songs […]


Loch Lene

06.26.10 Posted in today's words by

PD Lyons started writing poetry long long ago in the dream time when he was 12; he has continued ever since. His work has been published in magazines and he’s had two books published by Lapwing Press. He is originally from Connecticut and is living currently in Ireland. You can keep up with him by […]