Friday, 31 July 2009

- Flowers -

The preacher on the corner, his hands
turned up like a crocus from cold earth.

*

Amy Blakemore

Thursday, 30 July 2009

lanky dogwoods dig their root-paws
into fresh dirt / panting leaves lap up the rain

*

Angie Werren
woman, ask the question

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

midday heat
beads of sweat sparkle
above the living statue’s lip

*

Lynne Rees
an open field

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

The white gladiolus
opens in the summer sun,
a radiant bride.

*

Michelle McGrane
peony moon

Monday, 27 July 2009

surfing the net
sitting on the edge of the abyss
while your eyes fall in

*

Gary Wilson
Writing Dramatica

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Grave Stone

Words weather. Lichen patches
blur the stone-cutter’s art,
and no poet’s work survives
the softening of time.

*

Colin Will
Sunny Dunny

Saturday, 25 July 2009

black bird
one winged
by the mausoleum
waiting
the only thing to do

*

Regina C. Green
The Red Bird Chronicles

Friday, 24 July 2009

baba ganoush, falafel, tabouleh:
names mouth-watering as flavors

*

Emily Miner

Thursday, 23 July 2009

sitting in the ginko room
barefoot
surrounded by books
harvesting words

*

Tony Renner
Contraption

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Enchantment

evening gloom

the sofa has nightmares
and the kitchen chairs
dream of escape

*

Jeff Klooger

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

I am drunk in a strange city. Somehow,
I walk on bumpy old streets
without stumbling. They're not cobblestones,
you say, they're clouds.

*

Carolee Sherwood
Carolee Sherwood

Monday, 20 July 2009

For Tim H.

sunlight through beech trees
the jay is my only friend
till he laughs and leaves

*

Geoff Sawers
Pioden

Sunday, 19 July 2009

I stop looking up
words I don't know.
You stop sympathizing
with the televised apologies
of disgraced celebrities.
The small white dog
we named for John Dewey
sleeps between us.

*

Howie Good
Apocalypse Mambo

Saturday, 18 July 2009

on the rock
blue graffiti
-- he loves her

*

Dianne Borsenik

Friday, 17 July 2009

the sky clings to its mystery like erased pencil on a page

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Emma Kehayas
Tangledally

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

gray rushes in ready to rumble

pushing open sky into a corner...


this rain is big and loud

*

Angie Werren
the space between words

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The way Tuesday began

Tongues of steam curl from my mostly-drunk tea. Outside a blackbird hops, yellow flowers exalt.

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Fiona Robyn
a small stone
(oops - no stone was set up today - I had to use one of mine to plug the gap! Normal programming will return tomorrow...)

Monday, 13 July 2009

Dark eyes warm a knowing smile across the breakfast table.

*

Will Collum
Serpentinarium

Sunday, 12 July 2009

the rain began
like a new driver,
uncertain.
easy, easy,
lots of gas!

*

Anna Torborg
twelve 22

Saturday, 11 July 2009

the glow of tungsten
peeking through
dense white birch

*

Isabela Oliveira
beautyisinthedark

Friday, 10 July 2009

yesterday's coffee broods,
grown dark and bitter, forgetting
cool water and sun's caress

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B. T. Forsythe
Mortality Measured in Metaphor

Thursday, 9 July 2009

The Aphid

The aphid lands on my hand with a tiny plop,
a miniscule green body I can barely see.
The wings are little slices of lace liked by light.

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Matthew Friday
Matthew Friday

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

books shelved, like small trees
wait patiently, eternally

*

Nicole Krueger
Books and Bards

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The Way

bells echo
me hoping for a swing
beat
my head at the gate,
still open.

*

Tim Nees
Tim Nees

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Just Sitting

and at the centre point of my full field of view,
wedge necked and head down:
Cow;
Just Eating Grass.

*

Greg Clare
The Breakneck Walks

Saturday, 4 July 2009

The act of waiting elongates everything. Even the toad songs are stretched and somber.

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Alice Pettway
Curiouser and Curiouser

Friday, 3 July 2009

Thursday, 2 July 2009

no need to ask
if he's in a relationship
the toilet rim hairs

*

Matt Morden
Morden Haiku

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Walk away; behind you saws grind maple to dust, open bluing sky.

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Deb Scott
Stoney Moss