Saturday, 30 April 2011

Friday, 29 April 2011

my father, six days dead
white noise
across the answering machine

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Jessica Otto
Chewing Wormwood

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Columba

Graceful;
grey feathers grade purple;
green metallic brocade at the breast.

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Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Greg Evans sold his tongs to Melvin Antelope and said ‘remember chum, you’ll never cry again.’ Melvin shrugged and went.

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Ben Pullar

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

your eager finger
pointing
at the moon
now i see
your moon everywhere

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James Newton

Monday, 25 April 2011

This is the toy theatre room. You’ll notice the wooden Lawyer. Took forty-two hours to get his jaw right. We’re staging Visions on Wednesday. You should come.

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Ben Pullar

Sunday, 24 April 2011

longing
to be long
in this place
just the gray mist
and your guitar

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Christina Nguyen
A wish for the sky…

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Skeins of wild tussah catch
the briefest light, recalling
raven wing, beetle wing
yet to be knitted.

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Jennifer Page
Inkseeds

Friday, 22 April 2011

it found the right way
to go through
but could not come back

*

m.s. mallorn
one star awake

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Perching on church wall
Those grave stones staring at me
I can’t help but look

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Anthony Ward

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Monday, 18 April 2011

maybe if I cry hard enough
I can wash away the memory
of burying his ashes

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Corey Hutchins

Sunday, 17 April 2011

jigging on the pier—
teenage girls discuss
their evening plans

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G.R. LeBlanc
Reflective Ink

Saturday, 16 April 2011

spring green leaves on the plum tree;
its delicate branches wave like kelp in the ocean

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Kaspalita
Purple Clouds

Friday, 15 April 2011

at the spillway
hungry carp beg for bread —
my son gums Cheerios

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Craig W. Steele

Thursday, 14 April 2011

waves slide over the hood of her car
she remembers sipping a PiƱa Colada
and sunshine

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Jessica Otto
Chewing Wormwood

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Loss

Hung skin fluttering
in the wind-
bodies in limbo

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Karuna Chandrashekar
Tinydancer

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Haiku mind
looking for poetry
in the lint filter.

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Richard Cody
RCodywrites

Monday, 11 April 2011

Saturday, 9 April 2011

When I think there might be
a ghost in the house
I become modest,
undressing discreetly
and shutting doors.

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Rosemary Nissen-Wade
Stones for the River

Friday, 8 April 2011

cloud framed by dusk
blooming on the edge of day

*

m.s. mallorn
one star awake

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Beneath the broad-winged woodpecker
with the bright yellow eye

soft young pine
spread like unanimous fern
into the slant of morning.

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Jennifer Page
Inkseeds

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

a man
fumbles with his heart
wondering how to admit
he never learnt
to play the ruddy thing

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James Newton

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

the boys are giggling
on the new sofa
bending over a book about a pig
with birds on his head

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Heather Brager
Touching the Art

Monday, 4 April 2011

Perky peach at ripe peak
blushes.
Either crushed by enamel and shredded by enzymes
today
or awaken tomorrow a wrinkled mush and descend into rot.

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Lesley Neel Clinton

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Phases

Some nights, I am as full as the moon,
brimming over with good intentions,
resolutions, and new weather.

Other nights, I am as starved as the moon,
cut down to size, sliced to a crescent,
slinking down the equatorial line.

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Phil Lane

Saturday, 2 April 2011

silver-locket moon
lace clouds diamond stars —
October skyline

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Craig W. Steele

Friday, 1 April 2011

On the lichen spotted paving slabs
discarded leaves
fulvous, chestnut and burnt umber

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Kaspalita
Purple Clouds