Poetry: The Armful

The Arm­ful For every par­cel I stoop down to seize I lose some oth­er off my arms and knees, And the whole pile is slip­ping, bot­tles, buns, Extremes too hard to com­pre­hend at once. Yet noth­ing I should care to leave behind. With all…

Poetry: Highway Five Love Poem

High­way Five Love Poem for Anna –Ruth L. Schwartz From Dear Good Naked Morn­ing This is a love poem for all the toma­toes spread out in the fields along High­way Five, their gleam­ing green and rud­dy faces like a thou­sand moons pros­trate in…

Poetry: Love at First Sight

For my sam­bear Love at First Sight –Jen­nifer Maier From Dark Alpha­bet You always hear about it— a wait­ress serves a man two eggs over easy and she says to the cashier, That is the man I’m going to mar­ry, and she does. Or a…

Poetry: Failing and Flying

Fail­ing and Fly­ing –Jack Gilbert from Refus­ing Heav­en Every­one for­gets that Icarus also flew. It’s the same when love comes to an end, or the mar­riage fails and peo­ple say they knew it was a mis­take, that every­body said it would nev­er work.…

Poetry: Jack + Judy

Jack + Judy –Doreen Fitzger­ald From Cake: Select­ed Poems She was stuck on him like a three-cent stamp on a post­card show­ing a road­side din­er shaped like a hat; stuck like a stool on a chrome stem wait­ing to swiv­el a cus­tomer, or the…

Poetry: Thus Spake the Mockingbird

Thus Spake the Mock­ing­bird –Bar­bara Ham­by From Babel The mock­ing­bird says, Hal­lelu­jah, core­op­sis, I make the day      bright, I wake the night-bloom­ing jas­mine. I am the duodec­i­mo of des­per­ate love, the hocus-pocus pas­sion      flower of deliri­ous ret­ri­bu­tion. You nev­er saw such a bird, such…

Poetry: Benediction

Bene­dic­tion –Stan­ley Kunitz From The Col­lect­ed Poems God ban­ish from your house The fly, the roach, the mouse That riots in the walls Until the plas­ter falls; Admon­ish from your door The hyp­ocrite and liar; No shy, soft, tigr­ish fear Per­mit upon your stair, Nor agents of your doubt. God…

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