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The Scold

04.12.19 Posted in today's words by

Barbara Tramonte’s most recent poem to appear here was “Solitude” (January 2019). The Scold By Barbara Tramonte A chocolate-covered cherry Drenched in liqueur In Seville Those three glasses of vino blanco That washed the sardines Down during dinner Are good, dear self I allow this macaron Nut turtle And drizzled truffle To delight me In […]


Early Spring

04.11.19 Posted in today's words by

Mark Butler’s most recent poem to appear here was “October 9” (October 2017).  Early Spring By Mark Butler On this first bright day the brick walls at school are warm and the kids lean into the soft heat. At the public library, no one is lounging at the tables or snoring in the carrels. A […]


Bodacious Pity

04.10.19 Posted in today's words by

Paul M. Strohm’s most recent poem to appear here was “A Man Like Me” (January 2019).  Bodacious Pity By Paul M. Strohm This occurred sometime in the 21st century,   the important characters are all fictitious,   no one’s real name is even mentioned The heroine is found working in the circus   slagging for […]


Distant Heaven

04.09.19 Posted in today's words by

Yuan Hongri’s most recent poem to appear here was “Day and Night in the Kingdom of Heaven” (October 2018). Distant Heaven By Yuan Hongri Translation by Manu Mangattu Often I see the future city of the giant. The young giants in and out of the great mansion in platinum And I’m one of them In […]


The Tambourine

04.08.19 Posted in today's words by

Nancy Scott McBride’s most recent poem to appear here was “Haiku Sequence” (March 2019).  The Tambourine By Nancy Scott McBride Is that a tambourine I saw in the back window of your car? my neighbor asked when we met at the post office. Why yes, I guess it is. I keep meaning, and then forgetting, […]


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