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Poetry Saves the World




Does the sun feel scared— Looking out over earth and all she cares for? Does she fear the loss of one of her most beautiful children? The Earth, one of her closest? A beautiful ball of water and fire, circling... Continue Reading →

Rib to Rib

In the face of chaos Spring shows herself to me. Beyond measure of my body The length from toe to head, width of rib to to rib I’m just with myself. But I can be with everything else, stuck in... Continue Reading →

Never Die for the Man

Live. Live for love, Live for the song of the red, glass heart. Live for the earth and for pain, Live. Live for the wonder of yourself. And never, ever die for the man.

Two Pigeon Poles

Who holds your feet? The changeable metal pulled from the weary earth? I spy her trying to make a column out of schist And I miss the way I once saw a corner of her lie still, uninterrupted. These holes.... Continue Reading →

Follow the Night Shade

Her garden was over grown The night shade ran down into the crack in the earth where eyes aren't the same-- Where the blinding brilliance of the sun doesn't linger, doesn't catch in pools on water, isn't magic. If you... Continue Reading →

Dear Jupiter

"Beginnings" said the Earth, Casually rolling on her side, holding invisible hand "Jupiter, why yes, bigger and brighter and whiter tonight." A musician looked up to the stars, smiled "Beginnings" said the Earth, tilting upwards, sending her waters forward "An... Continue Reading →


John Felstiner's new book incorporates many poets who's poetry can save the earth. read the complete story and enjoy one of my favorite poets too.


Wind blows in over water tops White caps rise, fall and roll Tempted by nature, Cliffs drop one rock at a time Into our palms We carry these rocks to a new homeStack them up against the west wallWatch water darken... Continue Reading →


Blue Fears and loves Four ice crystals stick to my tongue Suddenly I can see the future It's longingly forlorn and apathetic Predictions weigh--spider silk On moth's wings Try to cover the planet spool upon spool It's the beginning, new... Continue Reading →

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