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Field Notes: Haibun by Michele Root-Bernstein

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

FIELD NOTES Winter morning. The living room. My daughter, home for a couple of weeks. Me, full of unspoken questions about her life elsewhere. Suddenly, we hear something slam into the picture window. My daughter rushes outside to rescue a downy woodpecker lying in the…

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Turner in His Studio: Haibun by Michele Root-Bernstein

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

TURNER IN HIS STUDIO   Imagine his effort to be present, the years he spent training hand and eye to the qualia. How many times and with what determination did he tear himself from warm beds, grab his sketchbook and his pocket paintbox and make…

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KABUKI LESSONS BY DAVID LOHREY

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

KABUKI LESSONS Japanese praise role-playing above all else. If the teacher acts like a teacher, and looks like a teacher, he is deemed to be a teacher. Dress the part. Polish your shoes. Students take their cue from the act. If you act like a…

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Humpty Dumpty by David Lohrey

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

  HUMPTY DUMPTY The young, rich and poor, think Nintendo is superior to the Sistine Chapel. They admire Steve Jobs more than Michelangelo. If not that, then they are judged equally as artists, as creative forces.  People’s idea of culture consists of computer games and…

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The Rottweiler Next Door by David Lohrey

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

  THE ROTTWEILER NEXT DOOR   The Rottweiler next door killed my wife’s pink Chihuahua, but spat out one ear. We planted its ear in our flower bed next to the foxgloves under 3 inches of mulch. It germinated, sending up coiled fronds 14” high….

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A GEOLOGY BY SUSAN ELBE

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

A GEOLOGY based on First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,                                                 the first collected edition of 36 Shakespeare plays.   Open under glass to Hamlet’s soliloquy, the human heart, laid down in graying pages, a cross-cut of time, emotional moraine, from thermal spring…

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STRAITS OF BIRTHDAYS by Judith Cody

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

STRAITS OF BIRTHDAYS Given an unknown reservoir of time, measuring mist both fore and aft I dawdle rather than choosing to arrange one more pattern of shells or cast more nets or set sail yet again whether satisfying or not, cut with pain or not,…

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A Hundred Years in the Basement by Gary Galsworth

16 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

A HUNDRED YEARS IN THE BASEMENT   The lights don’t reach the far corners of this basement. And a puddle has formed near the back stairs. Through the window well you hear rain dripping off the roof.   Me. I’m knee-deep in the litter and…

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Inji Tea by Gary Galsworth

15 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

INJI TEA   Washing tea bowls random drops brighten a worn floor   About the author: Gary Galsworth is from the New York City area. After the Marine Corps, he studied visual arts in Chicago and New York City. He became a professional plumber and…

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