Category Archives : Poetry

18

May

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Sometimes in my poetry I struggle with the concrete. Or maybe it’s the opposite. The abstract. I don’t know if I think abstractly. Depends how you define “abstract”, noun, verb, or adjective. I’m certainly not concise. I may take thingsRead More

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Apr

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Once upon a time, I had to memorize a poem for school. Truthfully, I can’t even remember what poem it was that I memorized. I’m pretty sure it was She Walks in Beauty by Byron but I wouldn’t bet myRead More

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Apr

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43. Silence I HAVE known the silence of the stars and of the sea, And the silence of the city when it pauses, And the silence of a man and a maid, And the silence for which music alone findsRead More

04

Apr

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It’s already April 4 and I haven’t read any poetry all month. That’s a sad thing, normally, but since it is National Poetry Month it seems especially egregious. There ought to be poems on the morning news, appearing in mailboxes,Read More

21

Mar

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I’m proud of my friends who actually get their poems published, even whole books of poetry published. Pride is a funny thing to feel since it suggests some sort of ownership, like I had anything to do with their success.Read More

19

Mar

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I hated writing poetry as a kid, mostly because I seem to lack the ability to rhyme or the sense of rhythm that other people agree upon. The rhythm? I really don’t know what my problem is. I never seemRead More

10

Mar

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I have a slight problem. My two favorite words aren’t ones I get to use very often. One isn’t exactly “nice.” Philology. Genitalia. The first: “the branch of knowledge that deals with the structure, historical development, and relationships of aRead More

05

Mar

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The problem with writing poetry is other people who write poetry. I’m a snob, apparently, but hear me out. If you write poetry and care about poetry, you’ll run into other people who also write poetry. If you’re lucky, someRead More