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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

The Sunday Poem: Bill Kight. . . Forest Ranger and The Blessing

photo by Valerie Haugen

 

Forest…

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Added by The DitchRider on November 24, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Two Poems From Synergy, a Publication from Albuquerque's ArtStreet

ArtStreet is "A community-based project and collective open studio space where art

is used as the connection for community-building for those without and those with

homes." …

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Added by The DitchRider on November 17, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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

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