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The Sunday Poem: Please . . . Bobby Byrd

Bobby & Lee Byrd

Please . . .

in memory of Wayne Crawford

Let me say that Wayne has gone away

Let me read his dead poet poems

Let me fry these other fish

Please let me stuff…

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

The Sunday Poem: Hakim Bellamy . . . Muslim Woman

"I am in Turkey, and I have been writing a poem a day since I've been here . . . I have been learning so much about culture . . . and I am processing things in my usual way, through poem." Hakim Bellamy…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 29, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Merimee Moffitt . . . Humboldt County Fog

Daddy fled to seek his fortune

farther north, farther into wet green and grey

Depression not a word yet, except for The Great

and mine wasn’t

a girl’s drug: the barrel chair, an apple

and a book. My cozy time

Daddy’s bookshelves our only toys.…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 22, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Bill Nevins . . . Dover Base



Dover Base

   He fell in Afghanistan

Sometime the day before

The Major from the New Mexico National Guard

couldn't find my house

and it was a stormy night in Albuquerque

So we talked by cell phone instead--

No dress uniforms at my door--

   It was…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 15, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

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

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