Oct/Nov 2014

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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)


Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words funeral, impartial, reputation, and footsteps.


Two Poems
I always thanked them
for speaking and putting up with me,
the Nick Bottom of my university
David Mathews


Two Poems
My dreams are like Japanese
beetles eating holes into a just
bloomed white hibiscus.
Kenneth Pobo


By descendancy,
the actual becomes memory,
memory turns to story
told on a grassy roof
Marjorie Mir


Two Poems
I heard your voice like water
Pushing its way over jagged stones
Crackling like a telephone connection gone bad
Pooja Garg Singh


Three Poems (Spotlight Runner-Up!)
When this curving highway lay submerged
Paleozoic sponges sunk their one foot into the mud;
while worms wrote the first lost alphabet.
Patricia Johnson


It is a tender job watching changing light
in woman's face shadowed by a lover
or in the eyes of a milkmaid at work
Elizabeth P. Glixman


Number 4
if anyone's gonna marry Linda
it's gonna be me
Michael Estabrook


Learning to Play Piano
How could we arrive
at Symphony Hall? Or anywhere but an auditorium
filled with folding chairs?
Bob Bradshaw


A Way Into The Forest
I understand
how my body traps light and song, how the woods
sing to themselves in their windy meter
Joel Fry


Two Poems
The moon is moving away from the earth at the rate of one half inch a year. The wild turkey on the sidewalk in front of the MRI center doesn't appear to know it.
Ruth D. Handel


Two Poems
Margins like the white robes at Tiannamen Square.
Anaphora like the holes where the bombs fell in Berlin.
Himali Singh Soin


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