Feathery song

1. The story I’m about to tell, is much like that of Beast and Belle, except in mine she was the bête who made all those who saw her sweat. So take your drinks and gather round, and hush – make not another sound but listen to the tale of old remained, until tonight, untold. … Continue reading

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Wednesday pondering – on ignorance

There is a saying, stating that “ignorance is bliss”. I’m sure that the 18th century poet Thomas Gray had no idea whatsoever that the sweetly sarcastic ending words of his Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (let’s be clear about its tone – it is irony, OK?) would come to such a wide … Continue reading

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draws

should the green share its domains with the white? d’ye think crows care? in their light-slicing flight would it matter who has whose share?! shall clouds ever part with their shadow by day? would the sun pretend to not see their floating lightness, either white, dark or gray and turn them shade-free? do falling stars … Continue reading

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Wednesday pondering – on time

I just realized a minute ago that today was Wednesday and I didn’t write my “pondering” up to this moment. For various reasons the day flew by me, and it took me until now to notice that. For a second I felt ashamed, but then I adopted a philosophic attitude and quoted to myself what … Continue reading

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1001

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History

I will not let sand sink its teeth in the tender flesh of the sweetest secret of my all. I will not allow shadows to darken its light, nor light to discolor its shade. I will not let it become gray. Or silent. Or stained with time. Or not mine anymore. Not like I allowed … Continue reading

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Wednesday pondering – on miracles

My younger son found a peach pit today, and in his innocence decided to plant it. So he dag a hole, put the pit inside it, covered it and then watered it. He said “I put as much water as it needed to grow. And it will grow. I think tomorrow it will grow.” I … Continue reading

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The Evolution Shall Be Blogged: Our “Poets Against War” Wrap-up and Collection

Originally posted on The BeZine:
White Doves at Blue Mosque There are people for whom poetry exists almost exclusively as an aid to social change – not as some sort of didacticism – but as a discussion, a wake up call, a way of approaching some truth, finding some meaning, encouraging resolution. Most of the…

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Wednesday pondering – on shooting stars

Today we were supposed to watch the Draconids. We planned all day long, me and my kids, the moment when evening would come and we’d see the multitude of meteors in the night sky. “Lucky” us though – evening came cloudy. A thick gray blanket covers at this point the celestial canopy, hiding from our … Continue reading

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inward – tanka

fall flows its madness straight into my cup of tea – sugarless amber: the honey in the glass jar smiles, awaiting patiently   © Liliana Negoi

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