Tag Archives: Verse

Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Trump Library

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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | Hilton Obenzinger bears witness to the times that have tried our souls

His new book of poems is ‘Witness 2017-2020.’ By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | May 28, 2021 Ezra Pound, the twentieth-century American poet, once said, “Make it new,” and “Literature is news that stays news.” He would probably … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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