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Poetry Saves the World


Emily Dickinson

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 →

A Poem by Dorianne Laux

I have loved Dorianne Laux as I do Emily Dickinson. Dear Emily, I have memorized this poem written by Dorianne Laux that reminds me of you. OPP is around the corner and I am excited to recite this. I will... Continue Reading →

Dear Great Blue Judge,

The rush of the future stops for a long moment, I grasp the horns tighter than known strength. It's far off now, (the future) but I wait for judgement-- and judgement has a full morning. The bank is empty because... Continue Reading →

Life little legs

At an imperceptible angle Rays of light fill a room Spill over a coffee table And complete my perception on Paying homage to insects They are each dead in a jar Collected after the massacres Of a modern need to... Continue Reading →

I will be visiting Buffalo soon…

I missed this event, but I wanted to just post it and say how delighted I am that they dedicated 14 hours to the work of Emily Dickinson. Happy National Poetry Month Buffalo!

A Letter: Dear Emily (part one)

Dear Emily, I love birds, and the bobolink has been an inspirational totem for me in many dreamscapes.  His yellow hood reminding me of a Grimm Fairytale, his striped wings an omen from both worlds. I am not sure you... Continue Reading →

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