Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A Bird for Louis De Vinck

A pocketbird full of sand,
clipped and pinned,
smells of burlap and tea.

I am not sure which kind;
scrubby black feathers,
blue belly, jaundiced beak.

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Angus Sinclair
The Word & Image

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Humming birds bustling
Around plastic flowers
Sweet honey in mind

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James Piatt

Monday, 29 March 2010

Flu Haiku

In bed with flu
clouds sneeze
starlings emerge

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Christian Ward

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Saturday, 27 March 2010

grasshopper guts
the belly of a cicada --
sparrow crouching behind

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Chen-ou Liu
Stay Drunk on Writing

Friday, 26 March 2010

Thursday, 25 March 2010

infinity
      ocean to sky
      in azure light unbroken

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Christina Murphy

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Dark Dock

bow light hangs heavy in the fog
its beam fractured ‘cross chop water
probing for the dark dock

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rob kistner
Image & Verse

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Visit from a Prince

A crowd of people: royalty mistaken for a casualty when the police presence under a burning sky is unexplained and unexpected.

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Emily Smith
Sparkbright

Monday, 22 March 2010

swift quiet fatigue
grips fragile consciousness
to drag it back to black

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Nerissa Rowan

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Saturday, 20 March 2010

R. M. R

The young people
recently met
a great poet
who showed them
how to consider
a sunset.

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Thomas Cochran

Friday, 19 March 2010

Thursday, 18 March 2010

symbiosis

in between tulips bulbs
the question:
am i growing this garden
or is this garden
growing me?

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Dorothee Lang
virtualnotes

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

more startling than
giant redwoods
your ice blue eyes

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Joan McNerney

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Snow melts:
grass berm muddy
as a child’s knee

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Martin Cockroft

Monday, 15 March 2010

from 'Dolls'

A froufrou legion
with wide-awake eyes
in the junkshop window,
they have all lost their names.

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Helen Ivory
Helen Ivory

Sunday, 14 March 2010

molten froth waves roll in
under sea gulls kiting;
we hot foot it across the sand

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Daniel Wilcox
Psalms, Yawps, and Howls

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Your hand on my hip through this lemon sweater.
My cardigan has never felt the same.

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Caitlin Foster

Friday, 12 March 2010

too small pajamas
showing only a day's wear
packed up in a box

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Diana Murray

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Sun-streamy rays kiss a spot on the hardwood floor
triggering a two-minute snooze for a
"never your leave side" kind of dog.

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Elisa Pipkins

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

her shaking fingers / grasped his hand
she smelled of lace collars and cameo brooches

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Angie Werren
"woman, ask the question"

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

scribbles
on colored paper
warm the fridge door

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Diana Murray

Monday, 8 March 2010

copper bound by thread,
disturbed by wind…
metallic harmony

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G.R. LeBlanc
Reflective Ink

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Afternoon tea, aquarium, chocolate buffet, makeup sex, a movie and room service breakfast in a king size bed. They were still in love.

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S. Kay
S. Kay

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Bird and cat
equally decimated
by the dolorous business day.

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Jessica Otto

Friday, 5 March 2010

months after the funeral
going through his clothes
even the scent of him is gone

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Andrea Vlahakis
Andrea Vlahakis

Thursday, 4 March 2010

My 6th Birthday Party

High fructose corn syrup children
frenzied, then crashing,
aimlessly wandering my backyard
looking for their mothers.

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Daniel Romo
Peyote Soliloquies

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Daffodils

A field of unopened daffodils -
satellites waiting for orders.

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Christian Ward
Christian Ward

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Monday, 1 March 2010

swallowtail hurriedly sampling
every flower
last call

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Andrea Vlahakis
Andrea Vlahakis