Category Archives: National Poetry Month

Big Night Ahead (more found-tweet poetry)

Dirty thong on the sidewalk, spandex in this mall— Dear Ethan, bring a condom! One day late, this is poem 19, for day 19 of National Poetry Month. (Today’s poem will appear in a few hours.) Found this nasty little poem in my … Continue reading

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Found Tweet-Poetry

I don’t normally do found poetry, or at least I didn’t before I started playing with my book spines. Yesterday, a poem simply popped out of my tweet stream at me. I’m often amazed by how tweets from several different … Continue reading

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The Traveller: a Poem for Claudia

Today’s poem is for Claudia Schoenfeld, who has been visiting New York and writing poems about it. Today she posted “just about arriving” on her blog. This poem is my response. All those swirling feelings! You, a traveller in a … Continue reading

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Hunger

throwaway daughter swallowing clouds— hunger . Thanks to the authors: Ting-Xing Ye, A. Zee, and Lan Samantha Chang. “Hunger” is my 16th poem, for day 16 of National Poetry Month. Fourteen more to go! They won’t all be book spine poems, … Continue reading

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The Journey

Such a long journey, the journey to the east; ten thousand miles without a cloud. Another bookmash poem for National Poetry Month. (Let’s rename it International Poetry Month!) With gratitude to the authors: Rohinton Mistry, Hermann Hesse, and Sun Shuyun.

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Tao of Water

Lake in the morning wavelets coming in ripples going out moving like tai chi circular cloud hands no resistance no obstacle no struggle The water the waves the river gliding molecules a lesson on how to move through a current … Continue reading

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We Share the Empty City

The city— We share the empty city. Midnight’s children, tap dancing in Zen. With gratitude to the authors and editors: Mark Abley and twenty authors, Berit Ellingsen, Salman Rushdie, and Geri Larkin. I had intended not to use the same … Continue reading

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Old Beijing

The last days of Old Beijing. The city. We share three bowls; a simple celebration. Seductions of rice. With gratitude to the authors and editors: Michael Meyer, Mark Abley and 20 authors, Seppo Ed Farrey and Myochi Nancy O’Hara, Ginna Bell … Continue reading

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Waiting for Dinner

grey jacket tattered hem barrel chest rust-coloured waistcoat foppish lemon yellow boots on matchstick legs waiting in the shadows waiting white monocle ’round a watchful eye dinner red tartare on an earthen plate yellow boots flash robin red breast runs out … Continue reading

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Spring Garden

budding tulips arching leaves pointy tips sheared off- fat rabbit Linked to Dverse Poets open link night- week 39.

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