Tag: writing poetry

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by Ian Abbot
They rise / out of the earth like innocent serpents set to strike. / Their folded, poisoned heads assume / an attitude of piety; humility...
by Hugh McMillan
Here is a letter / come across the ocean / over the back of a world / curved like a whale. / I unwrap it, like tissue, / and sentences...
by Stewart Sanderson
A paper lantern on a balcony / in one of those old Edo evenings you / have read about, perhaps. Kabuki, tea / and blossom, wavering:...
by Ryan Van Winkle
Door, I have knocked, pushed, / licked and, for a year, stroked / your veins smooth as varnish. / My knuckles are hard, black beetles. / We...
by Les Murray
The computer scares me, / its crashes and codes, / its links with spies and gunshot, / its text that...
by Jen Hadfield
‘No metaphors swarm / / around that fact, around that strangest thing, / that being that was and now no longer is.’ / Iain Crichton Smith / ...
by Claire Askew
The moon must be sick of being in poems – / always gripped by fingers of late honeysuckle, / always filtered in the...
by Ian Stephen
In Breton, they say / there’s a word that weaves between / green and blue, allowing for / haze, precipitation, / the burr of distance, / the welcome...
by Jim Mainland
He went directly and unhurried and scanned the smattering. / / Wingbit snagskin throatlap furthew clawlid eyespit oarfire. / Oarfire? No, that’s just dreams talking.
by Diana Hendry
When, for the umpteenth time he's outflitted / within paw's reach of the taunting bird, heart / goes out to him – his folly,...
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