Tag Archives: Verse

Thom Woodruff :
VERSE | Three poems

SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION WE ARE RUNNING OUT of hugs, kisses, cuddles (personal contact) and our world has now turned virtual/digital Like being told you can ONLY have online banking or that your credit card has been hacked The lack of … finish reading Thom Woodruff :
VERSE | Three poems

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Thom Woodruff :
VERSE | Enchanted Rock: Native American Heritage

Enchanted Rock Native American Heritage So he sat on Enchanted Rock with me and played his flute – gently, slowly… Heat and the rock and the green of the day made the slow flight of turkey vultures hold sway We … finish reading Thom Woodruff :
VERSE | Enchanted Rock: Native American Heritage

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Larry Piltz :
VERSE | The Wrens of Consciousness

The Wrens of Consciousness Fittingly and unfailingly in flits and a flash tiny and so brash flirting with bright dusk still time enough to busk a spring wren couple fly in and out and to wisp branch tips and alight … finish reading Larry Piltz :
VERSE | The Wrens of Consciousness

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Alice Embree :
The Census weapon

The Electoral College is the smoking gun for a rigged system in presidential politics. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 7, 2018 See ‘Notes From a Dying Age’ Verse by Alice Embree, Below. The Trump administration wants … finish reading Alice Embree :
The Census weapon

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Larry Piltz :
VERSE | TRUE HOMELAND

TRUE HOMELAND Why is this sweet world we live in so torn between chaos and Zen with extremes at either end like enemies and lifelong friends starvation and stock dividends a young child’s death yet love transcends are we really … finish reading Larry Piltz :
VERSE | TRUE HOMELAND

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Carlos Rumbaut :
VERSE | Republic

  Republic We are the public. As in public health and public education. As in public parks and public transportation. Public safety, public libraries, public funding for the arts, public assistance, public discourse, public outcry and public demonstrations. We are … finish reading Carlos Rumbaut :
VERSE | Republic

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James McEnteer :
VERSE | Mourning Again in America

                        Mourning Again in America “I could never throw roses to Hitler” * Or shake Henry Kissinger’s hand Or embrace a place whose bombs leave children Bleeding to death … finish reading James McEnteer :
VERSE | Mourning Again in America

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Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Two poems

  Words Have we moved beyond word time, beyond the poet’s terrain where words describe events or pull us into new orbits of wonder and release? Words: those beautiful evocations strung together to birth ideas, whispered as comfort, sung as … finish reading Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Two poems

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Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Tango

Thumbs dance a graceful tango as right moves left and left right across keys in deliberate journey. I look at the pianist’s feet upon the pedals, automatic underpinning, cellular memory. I observe the energy rising from his center through perpendicular … finish reading Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Tango

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Alyce Guynn :
VERSE | One White Crow

By Alyce Guynn | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2015 In a snow storm of silence, quiet wraps itself around her a smothering blanket taming ghostly shadows that claim the night So as not to drown in the chill … finish reading Alyce Guynn :
VERSE | One White Crow

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Mariann G. Wizard :
BOOKS | Trudy Stern’s lovely poetry reveals a finely-honed precision of expression

Trudy, who helped us start ‘The Rag’ in ’60s Austin, was a warm and generous friend. Somewhere along the way, she became a wonderful poet. By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog |July 28, 2014 [Taurus in Lake Erie … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
BOOKS | Trudy Stern’s lovely poetry reveals a finely-honed precision of expression

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Alice Embree :
VERSE | Beyond Borders

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2014 On the edge of memory The slogan echoes “El Salvador is Spanish for Vietnam” U.S. weapons for Right-wing death squads Yield peasant massacres And refugees In recent memory President … finish reading Alice Embree :
VERSE | Beyond Borders

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