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I carry  By Ellie Bates I carry six thick green stalks heavy with golden flowers three inches wide  hundreds of pointed petals around a topaz center and heart shaped leaves  my arms tire with the weight as I...

Poet’s Corner: In Memory of Arnie Reisman

RIP Arnie By Valerie Sonnenthal his voice distinct and warm is that a Denver accent? he a master of making every moment count recounting with wit a wry time had when he was there history in the making a surround sound full on being where none...

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cloak and merge  By Susan Puciul bees blinded in goldenrod mossy bank of pond all a-hum one white butterfly wilds out from cream-colored clump of honeysuckle in bloom Eel Pond mirrors original face of bluest sky clouds  silent music purring across the tongue of a late...

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if you can make a poem today I will read it By Valerie Sonnenthal perhaps it's like making the bed needing to care all is pulled tight clear corners edges sharp despite soft layers of summer quilts Pakistani blankets that...

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DEEP ENOUGH Big Sky Montana By Fan Ogilvie It doesn’t take more than a couple of feet of clear flowing water to row a boat down the Madison River in Montana. It doesn’t take more than a couple of feet of...

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Passage By Don McLagan And there on a line, like a child’s string of ducks, our four Herreshoffs towed toward Menemsha. Four stout shapely boats obediently following a small tug over the fickle crest of Vineyard Sound. Soon enough, we will break...

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I saw an old man By Peter Ledermann I saw an old man who looked like a tree he said no one saw him (no one but me) so he let me lie down with my back to...

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SEVENTY By Warren Woessner Pine sap in my hair, sun in my face, Steve joking, pointing out the peaks above me on the ridge I couldn’t quite climb. Still, the stream Far below my boots is a bright ribbon tying up the basin like...

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RUNNING By Sam Low Those fragile gossamer days on the island when we raced across the big lawn of stubby grass by the summerhouse. Running over the hard blades of grass with the sun at our backs and the...

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Maker of Little Things By Zachary Wiesner Maker of little things. Happy with little things. Small faces, Pinched out of paper. Found stones in Linear arrangement. Shells with barnacles That mimic a city. String figures Practiced at night. Never discussed, Never famous. Only a glance, A shared smile, Now and...

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For Lois By Alida O’Loughlin She was elderly, and I quite younger and in my hunger For motherlove, she was the choice I never had before She was so capable, her reputation known to the nation An artist, famed only in her...

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Illumination Night: Oak Bluffs By Dionis Coffin Riggs Just once each year I can recapture something Of childhood's summer-scented magic When, On Illumination Night, The band plays in the park. And one by one, instead of stars, The Chinese lanterns light the dark Tree-sheltered...

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A poem for Lon Allan: Rest in Peace, Dear Brother By Sylvia M. Jackson I. Rest in peace, dear brother The sea, it beckons thee Aquinnah is the land you love Where your soul is free Praying for your spirit To be at...

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Footprints By Lucas Thors Kick off your Birkenstocks as you dance down a well-traveled trail a shimmering shoreline comes into view. The rolling beach break is a shifting mirror for the sky to gaze upon — a sea glass...

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How I Feel About Covid-19 By Lillian Reuben (age 8) I feel like a bug stuck in a jar I feel like I’m locked inside of my car I feel like a prisoner in my own fairytale I feel...

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Barred Owl By Warren Woessner Swoops into the crest of the big cottonwood by the brook, but can’t escape the mob of crows at his heels. So he sits tight Iike a fat banker— tongue-tied, twisting to watch both ways at once while the James...

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This Prairie Catch-Basin By Zachary Wiesner Our Mid-West, filled by run off from the Rockies and Appalachians, Passed it down the rivers To the lakes and the sea. This prairie catch-basin of promise, Fertile to simple, familiar dreams, Draws human run...

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Catbirds By Donald Nitchie They show up every year around this time like pushy tourists at the bar— Over here! HERE! Their raspy mews like fingers in my ears. They wait above the feeder, eyeing me warily, as if to say, We’ll eat...

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Live Some More By Natalie Wambui Life goes fast Soon you’ll be old Maybe now you are young But, at the end of it all Your age is what you make out of it Live some more, have some fun Embrace your...

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Truth was a myth By Olivia MacPherson O god of war why do you fight Does swinging your sword make things right O god of love we see your strength The blessing you are and the feelings you make As...
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