It's just poetry, it won't bite

Dog Days Quintet

08.27.12 Posted in today's words by

William C Ross’ most recent poem to appear here was Threnody for the Fallen (May 2012). He takes us on a different adventure than his usual responses to the word of the day: haiku! Haiku doesn’t always adhere to its traditional format, but William provides us with 5 haiku written in the signature 5-7-5 syllable format. […]


08.27.12 Posted in words to linger on by

John J McKenna’s most recent poem to appear here was Did I miss a whisper (October 2011). WishBy John J McKenna Wish misplaced? left by youatop the bright yellowcrumb scattered,lemonade spill sticky stillcorners tapedplastic-paper birthday table cloth Wish,no longer whisperedin sprite sparkle lightradiant giggle girl glee no longer italicizedby your beautiful then bright blinking gem eyeswide pop […]

Lighting a Candle for My Father on the Anniversary of His Death

08.26.12 Posted in today's words by

Rhonda C Poynter is a professional freelance writer whose work has been published in more than 700 magazines, journals, and anthologies and she has just completed a collection of her poetry. Rhonda is widowed and lives in California with her son Gannon Blue. They have lived throughout the USA and in 3 countries but their […]


08.25.12 Posted in today's words by

Carol L Gloor is a semi-retired attorney who had been writing, mostly poetry, for 40 years. Her work has appeared in print and online, most recently at Christian Century, Sow’s Ear, Slant, Exit 13, Stymie: A Journal of Sport and Literature, and in the anthology A Bird in the Hand: Risk and Flight. Her chapbook, Assisted Living, is […]

Two by Bobbie Troy

08.24.12 Posted in today's words by

Bobbie Troy’s most recent poem to appear here was This is not how i thought it would be, published as part of Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays. Two by Bobbie TroyBy Bobbie Troy Answers there are no answersonly people who thinkthey have answers The greatest lesson i long to understandthe precious filamentsof the firmamentand how they […]