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Poetry

Finding the Lego

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Finding the Lego

No ideas but in things, said one of my favorite poets, William Carlos Williams, and here’s a fine poem by Maryann Corbett of St. Paul, Minnesota, about turning up one small object loaded with meaning. Finding the...

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Sparklers

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Sparklers

I’m especially fond of sparklers because they were among the very few fireworks we could obtain in Iowa when I was a boy. And also because in 2004 we set off the fire alarm system at the...

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In Memoriam

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

In Memoriam

The poems of Leo Dangel, who lives in South Dakota, are known for their clarity and artful understatement. Here he humbly honors the memory of one moment of deep intimacy between a mother and her son. In...

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Violet’s Wash

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Violet’s Wash

Diane Gilliam Fisher, who lives in Ohio, has published a book called Kettle Bottom that portrays the hard life of the West Virginia coal camps. Here is just one of her evocative poems. Violet’s Wash  You can’t have nothing...

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Our Neighbor:

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Our Neighbor:

One of the wonders of poetry is a good poet’s ability to compress a great deal of life into a few words. Here’s a life story told small, by Ivan Hobson, who lives in California. Our Neighbor: ...

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The Lath House

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Lath House

I like the looks of trellises and arbors and those miniature barns that keep your bushel baskets of tools dry. Here’s a poem by Frank Osen, who lives in Pasadena, about a garden shelter that’s returning to...

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Cattle Fording Tarryall Creek

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Cattle Fording Tarryall Creek

The Impressionists, on both sides of the Atlantic, gave us a number of handsome paintings of rural scenes, and here’s a poem by the distinguished American poet, Catharine Savage Brosman, that offers us just such a picture,...

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After the Funeral

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

After the Funeral

Peter Everwine is a poet whose work I have admired for many years. Here is a poem about an experience many of us have shared. Everwine lives in California, but what happens in this poem happens every...

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Sixth Grade

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Sixth Grade

When a poem has a strong story to tell, the simplest and most direct language is often the best choice because the poet may not want literary effects to get in the way of the message. Here’s...

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On the Way to the Airport

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

On the Way to the Airport

Parents and children. Sometimes it seems that’s all there is to life. In this poem Donna Spector, from New York state, gives us a ride that many of us may have taken, hanging on for dear life....

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