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My apologies to Sonja and to readers. This poem was scheduled to appear in the March 2019 issue of the Zine, themed Waging Peace. Somehow it dropped out of the line-up. It’s an excellent poem and I know you’ll find yourself touched. / J.D. he said the flames came over the trees. behind the buildings. bombed the buildings. so do not wonder why i don’t play soldiers, lay them down to die. he says… Read More

“When I was young and miserable and pretty And poor, I’d wish What all girls wish: to have a husband, A house and children. Now that I’m old, my wish Is womanish: That the boy putting groceries in my car See me. ” Randall Jarrell, Selected Poems What a generous and engaging response to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt, I Am Beautiful Now, February 6, 2019. I guess we all have something to… Read More

“This sweet virginal primitive land will metaphorically breathe a sigh of relief — like a whisper of wind–when we are all and finally gone and the place and its creations can return to their ancient procedures unobserved and undisturbed by the busy, anxious, brooding consciousness of man.” Desert Solitaire, Edward Abby BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENTAL POEMS, A THANK YOU Thanks for waiting patiently and courteously for this post to go up. I have… Read More

“What is this life so full of care, We don’t have time to stand and stare.” William Henry Davies, The Collected Poems of William H. Davies; With a Portrait The last Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, to write about farms and farming (Conjuring Farmhouses), December 12, is covered quite broadly here with responses from Gary W. Bowers, Paul Brookes, Irma Do, Jen E. Goldie, Shiela Jacob, Frank McMahan, Mike Stone, and… Read More