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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Zhuangzi Dreaming of a Butterfly, Ming dynasty, mid-Sixteeth Century – ink on silk A Man sleeping … A Butterfly flitting…  Zhuangzi, dreamer of Butterfly, ponders what joy there might be in that tiny Butterfly brain so subtle too subtle to be perceived by I or eye Is he dreaming me? Zhuangzi asks. Imagine the Universe thus engaged. THUNDER a Cosmic Belly Laugh  Ho! Ho! Then Zhuangzi knows: He is silent, flitting from flower to… Read More

“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” W.B. Yeats These responses to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt, in praise of all hallelujah, perfect and fractured, June 20, are painfully wise and honest and moving to the point of tears. Times are hard, no doubt about it. Well done, Bozhidar Pangelov (bogan), Gary W. Bowers, Paul Brooks, Debbie Felio, Carol Mikoda, and… Read More

No more reliable lemon drops in London, The lemon trees—all gone. Next will be ginger ale, The frail root rotted. The lime trees? Shot. Some onion-paper men all in a dither Over freeze-dried pastries preserving The flavor of sweet cream and butter. Whoever they are who dig up Our future cities find feathers At the museum. —Michael Dickel © poem and cover art, 1994 From: Breakfast at the End of Capitalism by Locofo… Read More

“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God Notes: I am formally affiliated with The BeZine (bardogroup@gmail.com) and The Poet by Day (thepoetbyday@gmail.com). Read guidelines below for The BeZine before submitting.  The Poet by Day is by invitation only except for participation in The Poet by Day/Wednesday Writing Prompt or if you have news for Sunday Announcements…. Read More