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With no ink and the nib

08.14.19 Posted in today's words by

Simon Perchik’s most recent poem to appear here was “As if by yourself the harness” (July 2019).  With no ink and the nib learning to dry as shadows and a dark room —what you stroke are the words before they turn black then emptiness, then yet her name is not something you dig for then […]


Debates

08.13.19 Posted in today's words by

Sally Toner lives and writes in Reston, Virginia. Debates By Sally Toner At age six, I learned about political division. I was a little WASP in a first-grade Catholic class. They had all known each other since kindergarten, while I started the next year with hand-me-down saddle oxfords. The presidential election was upon us, and […]


I Am Searching for a Place . . .

08.12.19 Posted in today's words by

Tom Gnagey’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Pond: a cautionary tale” (July 2019). I Am Searching for a Place By Tom Gnagey I am searching for a place of solitude. A place of quiet where thoughts may flow unhindered, where my questions and ideas may roam and soar and swell unfettered, and […]


Moon Talk

08.11.19 Posted in today's words by

Charlene James-Duguid’s most recent poem to appear here was “Magic Woods” (July 2019).  Moon Talk By Charlene James-Duguid If I were a moon, any one of them, I’d be distressed At all this talk about waxing and waning. First off because I don’t know what they mean. Those dictionaries! I’m always the same Never smaller […]


April Morning, 2016

08.10.19 Posted in today's words by

Rosalind Kaliden’s most recent poem to appear here was “He Bows, Walks Off the Mat” (July 2019). April Morning, 2016 By Rosalind Kaliden Goldfinches, little dolls of gold fluttering around the corner of the sky.* —Mary Oliver Just the lemon-yellow jartings, between the branches of the still-leafless tree, catch my eye—a half dozen could fit […]


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