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rosy-cole's picture
Apr.23.2012
  Well, the bluebells haven't faded. In the woods of West Sussex, they haven't yet peaked. At least they hadn't yesterday, but they steal up on you so secretly with their gentle interior knowledge that nothing prepares you for the breathtaking spectacle when it smiles into being, silent as...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Apr.12.2012
In honor of my 52nd birthday and National Poetry Month, I decided to try my hand at a villanelle.   Today a candle burns for me somewhere With a flame that is hot from wax to wick. Wish, breathe, wish, pray, cross your fingers, breathe, blow.   A child’s rite of passage floats in the air...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Apr.09.2012
Poem-a-day Challenge for National Poetry Month #8 Quiet dune stroll through live and fallen pinesthen crash on path just ahead, white flag flip,big brown doe,she and mestartled equally  -- John Oughton
john-parker-oughton's picture
Apr.07.2012
 Photos Friends Post on Facebook Neil Young A rabbit making the shadow of a human hand An absurdly tiny home A Montreal walk-up 1888 Black Bull Tavern Adam Ant, desperate Ulysses killing the suitors A praying mantis riding a bicycle And an angry raptor Weathered wood with nails One wise elder...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Apr.06.2012
Poem-a-day Challenge for National Poetry Month #6 NEWS FLASH! In an incredible breakthrough, archeologists have found and decoded a 60-million-year-old dinosaur text which argues that climate change is a myth and no species are at risk. This proves that modern conservatives really do honour...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Apr.05.2012
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH DAILY CHALLENGE#5 CAN YOU HELP? MISSING POEM ALERT! The poem for today went missingsome time this morning.It is slender, with short lines,puzzled expressions,and an air of inifinite yet unrealizedpossibility. It is not armed.It sometimes may be seensnatching odd bits of...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Apr.04.2012
#4 Subway train races out of dark tunnel, trackclack and junctionbump, seeks the giant cemetery in sunlight. No need to hurry, folks, you'll get there some day.  -- John Oughton
john-parker-oughton's picture
Apr.04.2012
Poem-a-day Challenge for National Poetry Month #3 Sunlight gilds the eastern fields a grackle occupies the side window coffee, an orange, multi-grain cereal with yoghurt and bananas. We shall not not interpret any of this. -- John Oughton    
john-parker-oughton's picture
Apr.04.2012
Poem per Day for National Poetry Month #2 Assuming the Big Bang Theory, in a few billion years all matter, even poetry, will fold into a space the size of an "e" in 10 pt. Garamond erasing every trace of humans and all beings and rewrite the universe again. Which suggests this is a long cycle...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Apr.04.2012
It's National Poetry Month, so what the hell. I'll try the Poem-a-Day Challenge until I dry up. #1 Rain so fine the drops drift by like languid grey photon  -- John Oughton