It's just poetry, it won't bite

Blade

02.28.17 Posted in today's words by

Molly Frederick’s most recent poem to appear here was “Light Wind” (January 2017)  Blade By Molly Frederick Thin, shaped like a willow leaf —sharp— it cuts greens and meats and slices of apple like streams of air. How many molecules does it take to separate what is now from what comes after? One gleaming decision introduces […]


To A River, From the Window of Flight 1914

02.27.17 Posted in today's words by

Max Reif’s most recent poem to appear here was “American Dream, American Nightmare” (January 2017)  To A River, From the Window of Flight 1914 By Max Reif Nothing relaxes like a river, I learn up in the sky. We parallel you, silver sliver, as the night grows nigh. Wander, meander— never pander. Slant supply, and then […]


Sunday Morning

02.26.17 Posted in today's words by

Sunday Morning By Mark Butler In this old building life is liquid. It seeps through creaking floors— a weeping marriage, a nagging, wet cough, the kindness of soup. We live in our private rooms, the doors bolted, peering through smudged windows while joy and sorrow course through the common walls, flooding the stairwell.


Mark’s Poem

02.25.17 Posted in today's words by

Nick Hawkins’ most recent poem to appear here was “She Stands Up” (September 2013)  Mark’s Poem By Nick Hawkins To our dear Mark If my words would heal your heart where it’s broken deep within, then I would aureate verses light where your beauty softly sings. If I could compose a symphony to lift you […]


Dickinson

02.24.17 Posted in today's words by

Matthew Hammerton’s most recent poem to appear here was “Glorious Ocean” (July 2016) Dickinson By Matthew Hammerton Oh woman in white Whose words caress the tongue Whose verses break seasons Who can, in one breath, Distill tenderness And in another Spit words of fire In one sight Spy nature’s rhythm And in another, Peel back all […]