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The Sunday Poem: Anne L. MacNaughton. . . Mid East & Last Cricket

 

Mid East

 

A man finishes burying

his 4 year old son.

Women…

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Added by The DitchRider on November 10, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Don McIver . . . The Day I Wore a Dress

The Day I Wore a Dress

 

(I almost want to start this poem by repeating the title,

but merely typing the above, I know that, now, I don't have to).

Language has a way of creating,

so here I am...trying to tell you I…

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Added by The DitchRider on November 3, 2013 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Stavros Cockrell . . . A Quiet War

A QUIET WAR



The murmur of morning on a.m. streets;

                                    Brisk air, dew rising.

The soft distance of a bird’s wing flapping.

The sky is a beautiful blue today.

Twenty-Somethings ride in their 4x4s.

City buses make…

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Added by The DitchRider on October 27, 2013 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Dad's Visit ... Kim Busk

Dad’s Visit

For Sandra Ferrales, 10/17/80—10/6/13

What did we do

to deserve this beauty -- our blooming cactus flowers, the emerald green shine of our

chiles, the boys

and girls…

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Added by The DitchRider on October 20, 2013 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Roy Ricci...Coyote Calls His Brothers

 

 

COYOTE CALLS HIS BROTHERS

 

                            Sometimes you drive through midnight

                                   into the…

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Added by The DitchRider on October 13, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Peggy Pond Church...Yesterday

Yesterday

Yesterday,…

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

The Sunday Poem: Mitch Rayes ...The Drench

I scour the drench 

that is manuelitas canyon



rain cuts short the day’s labor



opens my eyes

my…

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Added by The DitchRider on September 29, 2013 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Michelle Holland...Stolen Song

STOLEN SONG

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I lay my pebbles down, the few I gathered.…

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

The Sunday Poem: Gary Brower...Spiffy At Graveside

Gary Brower, June 16th, 2013

 

SPIFFY AT GRAVESIDE

 

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"You look real spiffy,"…

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Added by The DitchRider on September 8, 2013 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sara Roman...Deliverance

Good morning, Albuquerque! Rich Boucher here, one final time as your guest editor of the Ditch Rider. It's been fun. It's been a learning experience. It's…

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Added by The DitchRider on September 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mercedez Holtry...Latino Roots

Good morning, early risers! Rich Boucher here. Are we ready to do this? Is anyone ever really ready for poetry? What is the best hour for poetry? Is there such a…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 25, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Merimee Moffitt...A Poem to My Teaching Career

Good morning to you, Duke City! Rich Boucher here. Tired but ready. Always ready, even if I'm not ready. What did you…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 18, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Don McIver...Suite: Matrilineal Apologia

Good morning to you, Albuquerque! Rich here, still plugging away at existence and poetry and performing and work and blood pressure and work and poetry and existence and getting up at this time of the morning on a Sunday and whoa and…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 11, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Shira Erlichman...Being That the World is Only This

Greetings and salutations, Albuquerque! Rich here, bleary and tired and unbleary, and untired and happy to see you all! It's been a busy weekend, and I'm glad for a relaxing Sunday morning. So, I didn't get any emails in or messages on here about…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 4, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: SethWilson Gray...I'm Tired

Rise and shine, Albuquerque! How are you? Well, I hope. Me? I'm alright. Still just waking up. But right now I've got a cup of coffee and the radio is on - this is the beginning…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 28, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kira Pelowitz...Plums

Good morning, Albuquerque! Good news! I had a conversation with Jon over the last weekend, and he asked me if I would like to hold down the fort here at the Ditch Rider all the way through to the end of August! Of course I said yes. I hope you…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 21, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall...How They Grab Our Words

Good morning, Albuquerque! Only two more Sundays left until I hand the reins of the Ditch Rider back to Jon; have you been having fun? Have you liked this? Have you liked me here? I…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 14, 2013 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rachel McKibbens...Pushing Daisies

Good morning, Albuquerque! I'm rubbing my eyes and feeling my way to the kitchen that's in this house to find the coffee, and you're probably already into your second cup. I salute you! I do! I really salute you, even if my eyes are half closed. So, on…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 7, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Andrea J. Serrano...Rio Grande Blvd.

Good morning, Albuquerque! Rich Boucher here, weary and happy and tired from life and loving this thing that we're doing here! Right now I'm padding around the house in my bunny slippers and kimono and trying to find out where…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 30, 2013 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

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