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by Vaughn Neeld
Tue May 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Arachive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Today I went back through April's offerings and enjoyed everyone's work all over again. One poem in particular stood out for me this time because I failed to "digest" it the first time around. 4/12 poem When Night Comes stars swarm, collide and I stand on my deck— I do not enter the grass, my yard f...
by Vaughn Neeld
Sun May 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Arachive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 828
Views: 30098

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Thank you all for the exciting National Poetry Month entries. I finished up the last one, and then became so ill I wasn't able to come back and visit until now. I see that some of you have posted since my last entry, and I like this last sip of delight for 2019. May you all create wonderful images a...
by Vaughn Neeld
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Arachive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 828
Views: 30098

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Hello all. I will comment more later, but I have to be away from home for a while today. Atop Trail Ridge Road The mountains laugh as sunshine spills from an azure sky. Columbines and lupines dance in the wind, taunting boulders for their immobilioty. Atop the world, I stare down upon a frozen lake,...
by Vaughn Neeld
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Arachive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 828
Views: 30098

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Good morning to you all. I came to the computer today with sorrow that we have only two days left in this wonderful exchange of ideas and companionship. Thank you all for your comments and indulgence. I hope we can continue this "branch" after tomorrow, but if we must go our own ways, I want all of ...
by Vaughn Neeld
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Arachive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Views: 30098

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Day 29 In Times Like These In times like these, can be find in ourselves sympathy for the man down the street who just lost his job; empathy for the woman whose son just died in a drive-by shooting; generosity to the homeless man shivering on the corner; magnanimity toward the politician with whom w...
by Vaughn Neeld
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Arachive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Views: 30098

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Day 28 Hazy Reflection In the mirror I see a face I no longer recognize. Where has the mirror hidden my sloe-shaped eyes, my newly kissed lips, my shell-thin ears? Who is this who stands before me searching for what isn't there? How cruel of the glass to reflect time-worn skin and bottle-brush brows...
by Vaughn Neeld
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Arachive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Views: 30098

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27 Being someone   A rose without a name would smell as sweet So I adrift in a sea of namelessness would still not eat meat, love my neighbor and count character over skin colour, have sex with those I prefer, believe gods are chimera and the label liberal is bullshit invented by those who keep the...
by Vaughn Neeld
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Arachive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Views: 30098

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Moments It is a notion. It doesn’t heal – it’s not a doctor. You can tell it, but it can’t hear. Some say it will tell but has no voice It measures everything we do; naps, work, vacation, study, school, travel.  It doesn’t have legs so it can’t ‘run out' yet it marches on. You can’t keep it, It isn...
by Vaughn Neeld
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Arachive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 828
Views: 30098

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Growing up Franco-American in a New England Yankee town... Day 28 You'll Be Found Out   I cannot see                   I do not know What is this place           the land of No  What have I done           could I have won What might have been    afraid to win  Under the radar              do not st...