Tag: poetry

Desired Silence, Disrupted

The peace and quiet inside the coffee shop snow globe and comforted by food — coffee and monkey bread — for a half hour relaxation. Technique should be to muffle a mind and silence cell phones — let’s enjoy life’s movie for a moment (it’s a crucial scene) — and detach eyes a little to let them…

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William, Repeated

And my uncertainty about William Carlos Williams continues to flicker. Why? I don’t know. Maybe its my issue with the repeated first and last name (similar to that “musician” Phillip Phillips) that bothers me. But I don’t find his poetry that appealing. I am in agreement to classify him as one of the greats (as…

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Writing on the Walls, Pages

Last year — Or what is this year? — a former college roommate of mine posted a picture of his reading a Louise Gluck poem. It’s a powerful poem in my opinion, and it resonated enough and wedge itself in between my mind and skull to look for the book when in a used bookstore. There was much…

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My Nomination, Your Explanation

Before I begin today’s night on The Inevitable Coffee Ring narrative poem, something has to get out of the way, out of my system: I’ve been nominated!   For the first time since seventh grade, I’ve been chosen to be a part of something that’s awesome. Thanks to you all, those who nominated me.  (In…

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Staring Out a Window

Plagued this week. Feeling the S-waves from the accident, supposedly. A sneeze shook my body, a pain in the chest has resonated since. There is fear to sneeze. And therefore. There is a great inability to sit still, to sit and read and catch up with the digital world, because it’s not in front of…

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Monkeys Off My Back

Today’s post with the Syracuse New Times is a risk. It’s different. It’s something that people are not going to expect, and they might be turned off a bit about it. It’s a Shakespearean sonnet. My brother’s engagement has been the talk and talk of life for almost two weeks now. For next year’s big event, there is a…

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The Course Of Course

***   ***   *** As redundant information, my email gets a daily poem from Poets.org.  It’s not the first or last time this website/database will be referenced.  Yesterday, a game of catch-up helped free up space in my inbox.  A lot of the poems are lovely.  Many are long.  Some are only a couple lines…

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