Cutting Down the Anniversary Pine

Cutting Down the Anniversary Pine Things expand. Plans change. Clouds disperse, people move. I remember swimming through a dream’s warm water, and rising for air only to find that I no longer lived within that need, in that space demanding the physiological transport of oxygen, where the laws of physics reigned supreme, and geometry, with […] […]

Dichotomous – Poetry/Philosophy

two identical thoughts developed in isolation on two different hemispheres identical in structure yet paradoxical in course two identical thoughts fueled by very different greeds and executed, one with zealousy and one with jealousy, continuing to either sculpt or destruct self-conjured concepts two identical thoughts discriminated by different hates create a revolution and cast […] via […]

Poetry – Who is the Perpetrator? by Oxana Poberejnaia —

A poem by Thích Nhất Hạnh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, “Call Me By My True Names,” lists various situations from natural world and the world of humans, most of them to do with violence and death. He claims in the poem to be both: the victim and the perpetrator of violence. This […] […]

Friday’s Quick Pick/Poem: One Love, One Life, One God

Though health may elude me or riches arrive, betray and leave there is a wonder that visits with a whisper, a deep ease of life and folds me into gratitude like a cocoon; it generates courage and beauty that cannot wither. For still humanity dares to be humane, wild creatures birth and roam. Sun watches […] […]

Sleepless – Poetry

Sleepless One night exhausts another, layering sheets and blankets, wrinkles and folds. Oh, the body wants to still the mind, and shedding this weight, float freely through the night. Your memory of sleep’s touch withers as you lie there, absorbing the fan’s pattern. How wonderful, then, to finally drift across the room and settle […] via […]

Poem Published in Wildness — O at the Edges

I am grateful that my poem “Yellow, Lost” has been published in wildness, Issue no. 10. wildness is an imprint of Platypus Press, which published my work Interval’s Night, a mini-digital chapbook, last December in their 2412 series. If you’re not familiar with wildness, check it out. Last fall Poets & Writers named it in […]

PAPERCUT POETRY

By Carly Alaimo At Easter in Denmark, children commonly make greetings called gækkebrev. Taking a piece of paper, they fold it and cut out a design (often, there’s a poem on the sheet). The sender leaves the letter unsigned, and their recipient has three chances to guess their identity. If they can’t, they owe the […] […]