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The Sunday Poem: Latif Harris . . . Another Moment to Ache To

        For All Angels Who…
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Added by The DitchRider on April 13, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Peter Christensen . . . 2 Poems from a Canadian Poet

At the Point Where Time Has Not Yet Cut

In a field

where cows graze

and walk about

anything can be imagined

perhaps a white egret stalking

insects in the stirred up grass

against a backdrop

of…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 6, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rudolfo Carrillo . . . 2 Sonnets

Sonnet 41

Last night, shooting stars.

Cats with their mouths

open to the universe and

great regions of autumn

bound up in slow wax.

Someplace familiar. This

drought is a telephone

for calling up the whole

circumference of what

happened after the…

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Added by The DitchRider on March 30, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jim Sagel . . . Mayordomo

 

MAYORDOMO 

the mayordomo parks his 58 Dodge pickup…

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Added by The DitchRider on March 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell . . . Waste Isolation Pilot Protest

Waste island piled up process

waste haste erased face

eye sailing solution salination piled up…

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Added by The DitchRider on March 16, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall . . . Jesus' Little Baby Sister

Jesus' Little Baby Sister

Did Jesus have a little baby sister?

Official history gives no clue

but women’s voices

sing of her to audiences that chuckle,

some in delight, others

because the idea makes them squirm:

an…

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Added by The DitchRider on March 9, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Olivia Gatwood . . . If there was a god

If there was a god

I would thank her for the toothy insides

of ripe pomegranates

for the easy thumbing of their soft peels,

thank her for seventy-three degree weather—

for leaning oaks

glass bottom boats

and…

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Added by The DitchRider on March 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sharon Barba . . . Two Poems - "Gloria Fuertes" and "Mesa"

GLORIA FUERTES: DECIR VERDADES



Your name means strong:

mujer fuerte

poesias fuerte

Strong as a woman living alone

writing poems in a big voice

A poet with a bricklayer's hands

and the face of her country

A…

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Added by The DitchRider on February 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Summer Brenner . . . Spring Tide

Summer reading from her book I-5, Mystery Bookstore, Westwood, CA, PM Press Photo

Spring Tide

There is man-made importance

and there is the lunar egg.

And in that scarlet orb…

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Added by The DitchRider on February 9, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: José Emilio Pacheco: The Altar of the Dead & The Hour of the Children

Award-winning Mexican poet and author of the bestselling novel Battles in the Desert died on January 26th. Mr. Pacheco was born June 30, 1939. Here are two of his poems, English translations by David Shook, offered thanks to …

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Added by The DitchRider on February 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: John Garmon . . .Church Goer

 

Church Goer

When I grew tired of living in the Body of Christ, Texas,

I moved myself to the Blood of Christ Mountains

Up in the northern part of New Mexico, where I got lost

In the ponderosa pines, trying to track the rainbow trout

As…

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Added by The DitchRider on January 26, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Glen Sorestad . . . Inside the Duomo, Milan

Inside the Duomo, Milan

Marble pillars like giant Sequoias tower

to an impossibly high roof, spire after spire

scratching underbellies…

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Added by The DitchRider on January 19, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Amira Baraka . . . Slice Of Life & Lines To Garcia Lorca

Mr. Baraka lived from October 7th 1934 to January 9th 2014.

Slice Of Life

The train pulled in to Hartsville, S. C, and an

          angel jumped out....

It was dark and he was scared

And the only sound was the…

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Added by The DitchRider on January 12, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Zachary Kluckman . . . The Lions of Dusk

 

The Lions of Dusk

 

The politicians call it

the international district.

The people who live here

speak its true name with pride.

The war zone, where

the veteran’s administration

and hooded,…

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Added by The DitchRider on January 5, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Keith Wilson . . .The Voices of My Desert

The Voices of My Desert



Beginning this new trail, with the resonance

of shifting earth about me, I hear calls

distancing the crow voices of my childhood,

the wolf cry of my middle age. The sun

is an ancient symbol above me…

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Added by The DitchRider on December 29, 2013 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell. . .The First Breath & Prelude (Solstice poems)

I'm putting together an accordion fold notebook to write and draw in.

First Breath



What can you say about anything beginning again?

If a turnover is present are you in it,…

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Added by The DitchRider on December 22, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Deborah Woodside Coy. . . Santa's Hos

Santa’s Hos

Statistics tell us that

one in ten thousand

has a Santa fetish.

Yes, this Santa has his groupies!…

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Added by The DitchRider on December 15, 2013 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jules Nyquist. . . Hyannis Port

Jules with Alicia Ultan on Viola

Hyannis Port

  

A seagull walks from sea to land

leaving…

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Added by The DitchRider on December 8, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Laurie Macrae. . .The reason we wear our baseball caps backward

The reason we wear our baseball caps backward...

is so that we may rest

our forehead in the hollow

of the goat's side

next to her swelling

abdomen, the coarse hair

softer here,…

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Added by The DitchRider on December 1, 2013 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

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