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The Sunday Poem: Laurie Macrae . . . Roosevelt Park: Theory and Practice

A pale girl with long, silver nails is peeling

the plastic wrapping from a convenience-store burrito

with a concentration that implies…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 8, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kell D. Robertson . . . Wine Drinking Song

WINE DRINKING SONG



                                       for Nick & others



Red wine            so sweet             it's impossible

             shudder follows shiver

                                        DEElicious



& one poor…

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

The Sunday Poem: Jessica Helen Lopez . . . The Bodysmooth Consumer is a Woman

The Bodysmooth Consumer is a Woman

For we are all factory with smooth metal legs and consumable parts

Necks like smokestacks and Bic blades pink on a frosty Sunday morning

We are sexy consumers and passive violent offenders, sleek credit card…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gino Sky . . . 2 Poems: A Lovely Burgundy Lady & Peace Be Gentle

A LOVELY BURGUNDY LADY

I settled down within

my

wife below Mt.…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 18, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher . . . Wondering What Kind of Doritos Apollo Liked

When you went to the ancient, stone 7-Eleven at Delphi,

did you fly there or walk? Did golden balloons go up to fête your visit?

Did you rise out of your four-poster grape leaf from a dream,

slap down the alarm, yawn, and wake up hungry for Cool Ranch or what?

I imagine you, oh god of poetry…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 11, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Leo Romero . . . 2 Poems: Each Second Lengthens the Distance & For Denis Cowper

EACH SECOND LENGTHENS THE DISTANCE

You left only two hours ago

on your five hour drive

Already it is dark and getting cold

I think of you alone in your car

the weak headlights fending the darkness

the tiny lights of other cars like fireflies

Tonight I think of the…

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

The Sunday Poem: David Benedetti . . . Thundershower

THUNDERSHOWER

                                                                                             (for Zoë)…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 27, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell . . . An Easter Sunday

It’s all gone dead dying out

memories the fresh memories that

live only in my mind.

I relive them in flashes

but the distance kills me

so when I hum Stardust

it’s my mother, teaching me to play the piano

playing that piece as I learned it.

And…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 20, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

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

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