Posts in Poetry
Spring

Spring, when the earth leans forward in her lawn chair, puts her face back into the radiation. 93 million miles, the life force comes, and begins to crack through the cold. This cosmic alarm clock ringing biological bells in flower beds and branches all over our hemisphere...

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A cidade

Well, I managed to track down my notebook and found those poems. Reviewing those words brought back a load of memories, long stored away. I'm so grateful for that notebook and the time I took, years ago, to write out some of my thoughts in the form of poems. They act like tiny, lyrical time machines, taking me back to my sensitivities, abilities, and visions of the past. 

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3 Poems from Paul

Paul has also played a big role in my appreciation and love of poetry. He introduced me to many of the poets and poems I like today. And since April is National Poetry Month I want to continue to share some poetry themed posts with you. I asked Paul if he would like to share some of his work here and I'm excited to present three of his pieces to you. Enjoy!

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The Yells of Trains

Countless nights I've laid, eyes soggy, admiring the faint cornrows of light sneaking through the blinds, painting my wall Kansas. Then somewhere between today and tomorrow, between the dopplered motorbike and the spooked bark, I hear it. Its industrial war cry making its way through the filter of bricks and alleys. Rolling over asphalt and curbs, till eventually its stamina proves sound, its bell infiltrates through stone, glass, finds my ears, “I’m here.”

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Autumn - a poem

The trees say "Sorry, 4th of July, is that all you got?" Their million mouths, having spent summer gorging on sun, now exhaust into butterfly colors for a finale worthy of their hire. Nature's confetti, they fall, collected and converted into landing pads and hiding places. 

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