Tag Archives: Poetry

The WTF poem

“WTF – I wonder how that is pronounced…” “Not that easy to say, it being Proto-Srpko-Pannonian. Not at all what you would guess from the spelling. Probably sounded like hwiss, the final f generally being mute for all we know.” … Continue reading

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De profundis

I always have moments of insight of enormous profundity, and they frequently occur in very ordinary places, like a supermarket, doctor’s office, parking lot. Yes, particularly in parking lots. – James Steerforth (© 2015) It’s National Poetry Month, and today’s … Continue reading

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Fair Emily speaks her mind

Oh Emily, I’d love to be Down by the sea with you Having tea with you – John Cale, Emily “I must admit I am a little confused, Edward.” “Confused?” “Yes. In your previous correspondence you called me your earthy … Continue reading

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Dear sensible reader,

have you come across poetry that is gratuitous and show-offy? That is camouflaging, experimental to a kind of insane degree? The difficulty of which really ignores the possibility of having a sensible reader? I have. Or have I? I’ve quite … Continue reading

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Mirror to the sky

For A., once again They were carrying her newly purchased full-length mirror between them. “I can see you,” he exclaimed, “and I can see myself, the sky and that electric wire!” She smiled shyly. He could see it in her … Continue reading

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Changes

Grandpa said Here’s some change go buy yourself some chocolate Grandma said as usual Oh my you’ve changed so much! Again! I took all of these changes in stride like a champ Grandma’s trembling wet kiss however inevitable after the … Continue reading

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Take a Message to Mary

Posted in response to Totally Optional Prompts‘ request for poems inspired by the ‘Send a Message’ prompt. When I read the prompt, I immediately thought of this song in the version I know – by Bob Dylan. It is on … Continue reading

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