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by indar
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Dave--As always, your writing takes very thoughtful reading. One of my favorites, "#21, "man afloat" is a fine example of "the richness of ambiguity", mysterious, intriguing, profound. Deb, As I said on "the other" forum, this needs to be an illustrated book--but for grown-ups--we need more fun in o...
by indar
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Views: 5627

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April 24

Men in glen plaid suits
do not shine their own shoes,
they live monochromatic lives,
they hurt my astigmatic eyes.


( I admit it's not the best thing I've ever written
)


 
by indar
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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April 23 Sky Creatures We are a particular group of humans, those of us who dream of flying. Our methods vary, some flap arms, others ascend by force of will. In real life we love mountains-- the ones with a view all the way to the ocean, we stand on the edges of canyons and never miss a roadside lo...
by indar
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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April 22

What Do Crows Eat?

Crows are not black:
truth is iridescent, midnight rainbows
that flash in sunlight.
Such is the difference between first vision
and learning how to see.
 
by indar
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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I am happy to read from those who have joined TTB for the NaPo challenge that you are inspired in some way by participating here. I hope you all continue to be part of this poetry community. The breathless pace of 1-a-day poems limits, for some of us, the ability to linger, comment and continue to d...
by indar
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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April 21 Giver of the Bath She taps lightly at the door, steps inside, acknowledges my greeting with a silent nod, lays out the water basins, cloths, ointments, linens, I hover, wishing I could help: she is self-sufficient, large, strong, well-practiced in her arts. This ritual is between her and th...
by indar
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Vaughn the Eve poem is fabulous. I worked at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for a while and saw the allure of forbidden fruits draw more than one person into "sin".
by indar
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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First of all, I thank everyone for their well-wishes and kind thoughts.  April 20 One Word: Plastic I vow to reduce my use of plastic Dustin Hoffman's day is done. Tupperware parties are no more, no one takes their lunch to work. Dustin Hoffman's day is done, grads ignore elder advice, no one takes ...
by indar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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I am falling behind--overwhelmed. Please know that I spent many hours after NaPo was over last year reading and savoring the poetry, comments and camaraderie. I hope that everyone continues to revisit the archives for further comments--I will. I'm not certain how much I will be able to participate a...
by indar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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April 18 Air All Around Breathe, breathe, drink some orange juice, open curtains, morning light, open windows breathe the scent of sweet allysum still blooming bravely in the garden, green growing things go about their business, remember lessons-- junior high biology, photosynthesis-- inhale, exhale...