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Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, On reaching 50

07.16.12 Posted in Contributor Series 11, today's words by

We reached 38 poems with this one–no, it’s not 50, but it’s a good number and this is a fine poem to end the series with. Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysOn reaching 50By Joe MassinghamHalf a century is morethan many batsmen scorebut even this satisfactiondoesn’t hold much attractionto set against the fears anduncertainties of batting […]


Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, The Artisan

07.16.12 Posted in Contributor Series 11, words to linger on by

Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysThe ArtisanBy Dan Barkye My mother always told me it wasshe who made me on that day,my B Day. It came from nowhere,as an affirmation not to be denied,and said in many ways. Not least by holding me near her,day in, day out.Feeding me like a foodmine, from her wide open […]


Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, Not Quite Tomas

07.15.12 Posted in Contributor Series 11, today's words by

Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysNot Quite TomasBy PD Lyonscrosses the church yardwith a girl that would have been Sorcha, if it were how much more than footstepsbetween us now yet still I lookexpecting him has caught my eye there used to be horses before Cabrasanctuary on the Liffey our children would meet, play,remember one another’s […]


Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, The Last Birthday

07.14.12 Posted in Contributor Series 11, today's words by

Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysThe Last BirthdayBy James G PiattThe wheel that spins memories in its wake,The mortal things we forget for time’s sake, We play at gay abandon so loose and free,Practice gaudy dramas to the nth degree, In our frantic race to find what is eternal,We fail to heed the advice written in life’s […]


Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, Scrapbook

07.12.12 Posted in Contributor Series 11, today's words by

Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysScrapbookBy Robert CoryScrapbook photos.Mounted momentschronologically cramped,crushed & yellowed.Others marred,creased by careless fold.Frozen in black & white.Posed?Maybe yes. Maybe no.Pomp & ceremony someplace.Birthday mugsfor the camera.Groups, picnics, places, pets.Formal. Candid. Awkward.The dead, the living,the unknown … some of whomhave come unglued.Random bookmarks.Whims of history.Yes. I remember you,him, her, them, and it.Reconstructed memories.Lately, […]


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