Sunday, September 26, 2021

Poet's Corner

Poet’s Corner

A Poem inside Our Long-Distance Relationship From Martha’s Vineyard  By James Miller When I think of this lovely earth and how a pen has given birth to the bright language of the stars, I know then that you are not...

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Veterans Day Commemoration By Linda Zeltzer The commemoration I speak of is life and war as well our men and women who fight the wars return or not from hell. Their sacrifice of life or limb or sight or sound as well our men...

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Undone Summer By John Ortman Before all this the beaching. Warm and water chill thrilled my skin barely Touching reaching toes. Barbecued beef smoke choking burgers lusting after Salty gusts of laughter. Kids on bikes. A passing seasonal shift warning leaves cluttered...

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Autumn By Ellen Martin Story Woodland deep oak and northern pines, their gentle swirls of needles and leaves whisper to suffering fools of late summer pummeled and shivering from battered sea — Come hither for peace in this autumnal grove, feel...

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Autumn By Linda Vancour Autumn visits us here today With all the leaves in disarray Green, Brown and Orange there Scattering acorns In the air Swishing thru the pile of leaves Getting them stuck on our sleeves Such fun this time of...

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Sudden Love in Old Age Anonymous Sudden love in old age, As sweet and warm As toast and tea. As unexpected as a day without pain. What courage it takes Knowing all that we know, To fall in love again. Anonymous lives year-round...

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My Justice For Ruth Bader Ginsburg and us By Fan Ogilvie She was normal. Hardly noticeable Or noticed. She sat like a pilgrim on a court Writing most of her years, serving that court In dissent. She made history and...

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The Ferris Wheel Ferris wheel at dusk the stomach turning Shoot the Shoot with screams no fair, no ferris wheel hot dogs, funnel cakes, shoo fly pie, lemonade, cotton candy, soft ice cream goodbye sand in the car hatch goodbye elementary...

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..before compassion.. By Michael Oliveira I knew my father's knuckles better than his palms.. now, he gasps, toothless, quivering; hollow cheek flesh veins and bones; furtive breaths.... I need him stronger; equipped to handle the hell I owe him.. stinging slaps and threatening belt, brass buckled.. sweat sheened fear.. I still...

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Fair Thee Well By Christine G. Burke No fair, no ferris wheel this year! Remember the stomach turning shoot-the-shoot with the screaming children hot dogs, funnel cakes, shoo fly pie, lemonade, cotton candy, soft ice cream, Now the fair...

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The gardens are lush The seas are warm and wavy Our hearts are open –Charles Silberstein, M.D. Masks, masks everywhere O my breath I cannot catch Is this our new life? –Jean Whitehead Poets with an Island connection are welcome to submit...

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I am By Ellie Bates I am the bright orange butterfly weed I survive with the poison ivy in sandy soil I am a place of rest and nourishment for the monarch’s long journey I am brown spikes of wheat...

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Annette Sandrock is a member of Cleaveland House poets, and has a published book of poetry titled “Labyrinth” for sale at Bunch of Grapes, Edgartown Books, and two bookstores in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal,...

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Chocolate By Laura D. Roosevelt Dark, sweet chocolate — damned confection! Always, you’re my cursed selection. As for pears, or grapes, or melon: I don’t want what they are sellin’. Cocoa, you beckon me, compellin’ Me in the fattening direction. On Blubber’s...

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Jetty By Lucas Thors Jagged boulders jutting out endlessly into the opaque torrent a red bell sings at the end, anticipating icy seaspray. Waves dash upon the rocks freely through cracks and crevices a tern cries a mournful timbre, welcoming the...

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What am I By Valerie Sonnenthal I am the sun on the water's surface a thin layer of warmth fading with day a first memory growing in a warm liquid world I am sky holding changing colors a palette of...

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New Skills By Clark Myers we wash groceries and bags with disinfectant the bottoms of shoes and maintain six feet distant in a kitchen only five feet wide we’ve learned to be OK with endless screen time kids love us the more — tortillas from...

Poet’s Corner: Haikus from coronavirus pandemic time

I miss you and you And you and you and you and You, in quarantine –Theresa Holmes   Ticket in the sand Symphony, Covid canceled Just a lost bookmark –Wendy Palmer   Lucy Vincent Beach Rules for social distancing And the cliff fell down –Daniel Schlozman   Lucy Vincent...

Poet’s Corner: Haikus from coronavirus pandemic time

When a bud opens Is it truly in flower If no one is there? –David Forbes * Gilligan's Island Isolated family Save me professor –Theresa Holmes * empty main street in Falmouth only things missing are the tumbleweeds –Michael Francis Oliviera * The Big Wave I paddled out far, I am...

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I Am A … By Ivy Marcella (June 29, 1985 – June 21, 2005) I am a soul rebel, a wave crashing, gliding across my imagination. I am in the dark alone, nervous of the dark, but going off to sleep. I...
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