The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

See You At The Next Murder!

“Did you see the cops?” She asked the question before she was all the way through the door. I replied that I had not. “How is that even possible? They … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

How NPR ruined my day before it even started.

People say that dogs take after their owners. I don’t think that’s true. My dog, for example, expects a rawhide chew after dinner every evening. It relaxes him after a … Continue reading

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The Poetry Gene

J. Gabriel Allan found the perfect comic for our morning:    

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Save Your Quarters and Dollars.

Suicide’s Note The calm, Cool face of the river Asked me for a kiss. –Langston Hughes A poem simply needs to say enough to leave the reader thinking. Langston Hughes’ … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

QOTD – Structure or Freedom?

When it comes to writing poetry, or enjoying poetry, there is a fundamental choice one must make- will you use a rigid structure, bend your words and your will to … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

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