Tag Archives: Quickly’s Winter Doldrums

OranguTango

John Sloan “Orango-Tangl” .. Another hairy day, Love. Too much to do, not much to say. But may -be if we just play, sway with words and let the rhythm hold our fears at bay, we’ll find a way to … Continue reading

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Unrhymed Minutes

  ..  Untimed, she chains herself in song slips words to sky, stills her heartbeat to trebled moon. Too soon, she finds the world bleeds by and steals her breath; her slanted sigh a troubled pause. Just cause for holding … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Pitch It (Quickly, Quickly Now)

  .. This poem is a brandied belch, the un quiet squelching of song. It’s got a long long way to go before it can plow through all this endless (s)now. It needs a drink, a think -in(k) cap, a … Continue reading

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Sevenling {Give us this}

.. Give us this day our own shadows, quiet leave -ings, wishing stars. Hold us this way: in footprint haze and sharpie, scar. We origami our skysong hands.   .. Written for Quickly‘s Winter Doldrums. 

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What Say Ye?

We entertain the mad. They whisper. – from “Tea Ceremony” by G.C. Waldrep .. Drink me …….(shrink me) down to nothing -ness, the best guess bliss of stirred honey, quiet leaves left.   Think me ……(blink me) sane, in small stages … Continue reading

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The Oracle of the Interrogative

(a found poem inspired by 10 questions for the universe) .. Why is the sky blue? an embarrassment, a robot programmed to destroy, a dying planet Why does the caged bird sing? wishful thinking the landlady slips under the door … Continue reading

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Cause for Pause

.. The earth is stirring (the whole moves; and every part stands still) her great round head, hands pressed deep to ocean’s breast. She’s allowed her heartbeat to wander just south of the sunrise, the moon to dip its golden … Continue reading

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Struck by Macaw {W61.12}

.. I knew it when I tum -bled here into this jungle: life ain’t got an easy streak. Didya know the world ain’t flat? But that’s a misnomer cuz I’ve still got all this gray, today. Per -haps, on impact, … Continue reading

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Nothing Quite So Grandiose As Freedom

.. Dream me something of a snail’s pace, a quiet grace built of curious stones. Wrap words around my soul and papier-mâché me whole again, filled with moonlight, ocean salt, sage. Shhhhhh. May we have a moment of silence, please? … Continue reading

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joy jalopy

… climb aboard and sing yourself sane, feel the wind in your hair and stare at the scattered spaces of the sky. the day is new and these yellow lines just might help you find your smile.   … Written … Continue reading

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