Category Archives: Poetry

The Melodious Rap Saga of Slimy Nim

(To be chanted with maximum energy) The Melodious Rap Saga of Slimy Nim My brother had a waffle! Its name was Slimy Nim! And every time he threw it out it came on right back in! He covered it with … Continue reading

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Other Heavens

Other Heavens She shone for me like the sun, Bringing certain truths to a stretched-tight sky, Showing things according to her lights: The fire-freckles on rivers’ skins, The hues of crops arching high, The living, raging joy of fusion! She … Continue reading

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Freedom

Freedom To the bird on the horizon, a far-off shape at sea: Could I ever soar to you? Would you ever fly to me? What pathways would we follow then, if such a thing could be That somewhere we could … Continue reading

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A Raven, to a Wren

A Raven, to a Wren Bound about by this city, smog, steel, Brother and sister bird-chicks, blindly dreaming flight under its gray sky-shell Feeling the outer world invisible, closed and open spaces, winds and havens What can we do, as … Continue reading

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A villanelle in a voice

Thea The world is old and hums with power In many voices; I should know I speak for all that comes to flower I came to being in a bower Born of the wild’s ebb and flow The world is … Continue reading

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Poem – “Litany”

A poem, in the voice of a character from a story much planned but largely unwritten. by Davis van Zandt Please report any of the following to the proper authorities: When you see people who aren’t, in all objectivity, there … Continue reading

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