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— Word Poems
Poems containing the words mania, flux, ceremony, and borrow.
The Muses In Exile
In cottage, church and villages
they sang and so, in time did their sons
and theirs, are singing still.
I was the woman with wings you passed
without a glance this morning.
Linda Baldwin Avila
The half-circle peppers, the parsnips,
even the red, imploded tomato-faces were glad for escape.
pines unfastened their roots, climbed
the current until they caught
against a house, and a house, and a church
thirst paws its frozen dish,
a heartbreak of no snow
Having Forgotten My Notebook
Yet here's an earthworm,
hauling the pale rucksack
of itself across a bare patch
A pillar of shadow rises
Deep from the ground A few robins &
A single sparrow flutter circle
John J. McKernan
would not retake the phone
one too big the other too small
Everything that Rises Must Diverge
Dinner was at six: boxed Mac & Cheese.
No one bothered to spruce it up with lobster.
Clio, muse of history, will collaborate with anyone.
Urania, muse of astronomy, is uniquely a loner.
All canaries are like this:
A matter of science, lung volume,
Poem Beginning with a Line from C. K. Williams
I halve the all I know
and then halve it again
Paula Marafino Bernett