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by joel
March 6th, 2012, 10:03 pm
Forum: March Free Poetry Jam
Topic: March Free Poetry Jam!
Replies: 112
Views: 14479

Re: March Free Poetry Jam!

Venus in the bright star's orbit, Venus in the gaze of Tannhäuser— me in time with Pluto, instead with Pluto, if I am the is who holds the was-a-planet with no power by Jove and no moon of my own but with eccentric pathways sometimes nearer, sometimes farther and frozen away— no moon, but a can on w...
by joel
March 3rd, 2012, 3:29 pm
Forum: March Free Poetry Jam
Topic: March Free Poetry Jam!
Replies: 112
Views: 14479

Re: March Free Poetry Jam!

No promises, no premises: I march in time with nemeses I've trained to jump-track grimaces that travel through my crevices— but still I don't know what it is I'm jumping, skipping, timing, dripping— worship services I'm lipping outta sync with time I'm tripping spit the chewed-up chaw I'm dipping, r...
by joel
March 3rd, 2012, 2:58 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Lenten discipline
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Lenten discipline

I'm gonna buy each bum his booze for Lent and cigarettes for ev'ry homeless fucker till the dough I make is baked and spent on dope for dregs whose lives are down on luck. To help her education, I'ma tuck my dollars in the crackstrap of a whore, but, if the traffick's thick and I get stuck, I'll pay...
by joel
March 3rd, 2012, 2:16 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: French teacher said folks who write palindromes have no life
Replies: 2
Views: 188

French teacher said folks who write palindromes have no life

Late Ma, alas, rots; err of eros: evil is as selfless as I live, sore for rest or salaam, et al.

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Tie it: dog, dire wolf, flower, id. God, tie it.

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Peek, man! O eye, on am, keep!

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Erupt! I'd do (odd) it pure.

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"No" 'tis it I sit on.

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small, all "am"s

or...
by joel
March 3rd, 2012, 1:32 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Porcelain Dreams
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Porcelain Dreams

Welcome to Georgia! The sign in front of you is meant to be welcoming, but it simply reminds you You are not home. This is a truth! An awful bought of IBS in college...walking halfway across campus to my apartment, past the limitless hoards of springtime Colonial Williamsburg tourists, with a stick...
by joel
March 3rd, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: sacred cows and the last monument to God's name
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: sacred cows and the last monument to God's name

Where Abram came to pitch his tent,
where Ishmael was sent,
where Isaac's laugh was saved from death,
where Voice and Word and Holy Breath
would found a house for love,
is there to be, in honesty,
beneath an olive branch or dove,
no room for someone new like me?
by joel
October 4th, 2011, 10:10 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: what of childish things remains
Replies: 2
Views: 158

what of childish things remains

The tune was hummed and unharmonious and happy as it slid in unison upon itself— as if the song (begun with unseen sparrows, whose melodious, kurt whistles shape the parsimonious advancement of today ) was threadyarn spun in fables: rocks and plants and beasts who run for moral good from more errone...
by joel
October 4th, 2011, 9:29 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Spring

As much a joy to read as the book that, yes, I received and read and enjoyed! ;)
by joel
September 28th, 2011, 12:13 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: simply for her
Replies: 4
Views: 326

simply for her

I'd never seen her face before, I never let me look; perhaps I feared I might adore the pages of her book. I'd never read the stories writ in lines that frame her eyes, parentheses that somehow fit her smiling lips' surprise. But when she paused to answer me when I'd proposed to her I lingered on th...
by joel
September 28th, 2011, 11:55 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: in the beginning
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: in the beginning

I grew out of trouble early—traded boys-are-boys for girly — study took out brawl for book and shook the dual err in burly— nothing pearly in the gates of peace, but therein yeast to grow released— and I increased against false comments to a selfhood full of vomits, purges of the deathly dirges, bul...
by joel
September 28th, 2011, 11:01 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Achilles loses the race
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Achilles loses the race

She's spoken through the prophets we believe and, orthodox, continues still to bless and speak and stir wherever they'd confess— those elements of universe that weave together life and all its siblings: Eve and Adam, rock and windstorm, no and yes— that she is not a spirit to suppress but celebrate ...
by joel
September 28th, 2011, 10:37 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: kannst du mich remember, please
Replies: 4
Views: 196

kannst du mich remember, please

" Und kannst du mich remember, please, als someone du vergibts? " geschries ein Mann, who mit sein heart, would love to be die dream du träumtest of, if only du could wiedersehen dein life mit me before the pain ich caused, wenn ich dein heart attacked als ich, dein face, für shame gesmackt because ...
by joel
September 27th, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Siddhartha ventures out
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Siddhartha ventures out

The wealthiest feast in the slums
is rich by a small share of crumbs—
quite richer, in fact,
than caviar snacked
by privilege's bric-a-brac bums.
by joel
September 27th, 2011, 11:35 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: shape-shifters on the horizon looming like clouds
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: shape-shifters on the horizon looming like clouds

Much more than just those two lines. Thanks!
by joel
September 27th, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: for/from Kailashana, a ghazal
Replies: 2
Views: 221

for/from Kailashana, a ghazal

From Kailashana: When you come, come empty-handed, my Beloved, return to me nothing but your presence. Nothing but your love. [/size] If you would come, Beloved, come to me with empty hands & give me nothing but your love. I need your presence more than tangibility, for what is safety?—nothing but ...

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