Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
sudden delight poem
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From Imaginary Menagerie
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
|"Get Over It!"|
Going without Ibuprofen once
Give out With a Peevish mood
Complain about death in a way
Just about Leave the couch accidentally
take the car out
Rose Feels all prickly
Shout "We frequently knock The price we pay
Monday, February 20, 2012
This week, find a poem.
~ It may be in a recovered or randomly chosen scrap of paper.
~ It could be a passage from some bit of prose written with no intention toward poetry.
~ Maybe you'll overhear and transcribe something that has a poignant quality to it.
~ Or take a page of text and black out everything that isn't a poem.
Open your ears, eyes, heart and soul to receive poetry from an unexpected source.
Post your poem when you find it.
Keywords: foundry, poem, your name
Newspaper blackout poems
jasmine essence of the heart
orchid soaking in mushroom water
as we head to the man cave together.
between scent & taste
guhr appears like novel thoughts
even red & black
in Stendhal moments.
grab the senses to stay here
(imagine) cloudy swirls
along for the ride
under the nascent moon
sinew & tissue
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
when i am upside down
from where the world is at 3pm
(which happens daily, circa 3am)
i am in another world,
flying under earth.
perhaps that's why the
to help me cling to
spinning at more
miles per hour
is a mix of centrifuge and concaviting vortex:
that's why the dreams come
from gravity's hurricane,
who needs a broom?
the speed heaves neurons hithering
the other day i was upside down
on the earth dreaming
maybe that's why there's so often rivers
waters flows, it's the residual of
the air surrounding earth whooshing
in my head
my friend says gravity
is the earth's love for us
holding us close - the earth
lets go of me at night,
a dream inversion
Thursday, February 9, 2012
drop from deadsleep into yeast-slime space of housebody
muttering mad with the care of fathertime to plastic cup
kitchen and she better say thank you and then she does
as the night opens in thundershower relief, love of drinking earth:
May all heal rightly and fast, prayer to pillow, forgiveness
in the Mobius loop of time rising up until the atmosphere.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
when ! am upside down
my bare feet are vulnerable
& blood rushes
to my head
& my hair tingles
& my glasses fall off
& coins spill from my pockets
& ! find myself in another hemisphere
where ! have to box blue kangaroos
as my prayers and shares fall out
! am useful as a salt shaker
in a roomful of sinners
Monday, February 6, 2012
with the phrase,
when I am upside-down
You might also substitute
a different verb for am
such as hang, drink, sing,
fly, spin, or dream.
keywords: poem, upside-down, your name
Saturday, February 4, 2012
beach less than a day away from ice
blue frost descends
down bridal melted cobalt
wizened water drips
knowing bottled crystal ships
crack open chests of quicksand
hopes on the rocks (of)
delusions of grandeur
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
school, my wife gives me a little bit of a prod.
The dad in charge of the dad's maintenance muster roll,
Paul, gives me a firm handclasp and a welcoming smile.
While we talk, I notice details in the multipurpose space:
faces of celebrities drinking milk, the piano, the stage.
Age has made me able to enter a school by the front door
grace on my shoulders, but I flash back to third grade.
April we moved to a new school in Hawaii, a new place
all over. The school buildings were military barrack style.
God, I stared up at the windows that opened with a long pole
through group time and reading time and math squad,
poor new kid, trying to keep the tears in his head until two.
Rhymes inform both the first (or second) word and last (or penultimate) word of each line. For the first half of the poem, the rhyme scheme is a-b, b-c, c-d... so that the last word of the line rhymes with the first word of the next line. The center line starts with a word that rhymes with the last word of the prior line and ends with a word the "a" rhyme. The poem then reverses the order of the rhyme c-d, b-c, a-b, so that the first word of each line rhymes with the last word of the following line. The rhyme scheme of this sample is