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if my voice was an angel voice i’d sing you into ecstasy if my hand was a healing hand i’d touch you into grace would that i could measure poems to turn tears into light to put dance in your feet if i knew my own soul, i could touch the tarnished silver of yours and bring your smiles back again © 2013, poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved Advertisements

I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing. AWARDS: Mary Oliver’s fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She  received the Shelley Memorial Award; a Guggenheim Fellowship; an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Achievement Award; the Christopher Award and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England… Read More

we, the nobodies, the little people whipped by the whims of the power mongers, nailing us to a cross of narcissism and greed, tossing us on the trash heap of history we, the wounded and noble nameless, with all our bone, blood, heart and soul do declare unequivocally— we find no redemption in chaos, no joy in parting seas of blood, no grace in killing one another we now turn, not our… Read More

Editorial Note: Today The Poet by Day features two stellar poets, Myra Schneider and Dilys Wood. Myra, an award-winning poet, poetry coach and author of eleven collections, reviews Antarctica by distinguished poet, Dilys Wood, author of two collections, founder of Second Light Network of Women Poets, managing editor of ARTEMISpoetry (biannual magazine), and co-editor and publisher of poetry anthologies. Myra Schneider‘s Review of Dilys Wood: Antarctica (Greendale Press, 2008) In her collection, Antarctica,… Read More