Category Archives: Poetry

Twitter poems

On twitter you might want to read @Longshiren, where I am posting very short images that seem pretty and poetic. Another experiment. Advertisements

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small thoughts on language

One of the reasons for creating this blog is to show some of the things we go through to take an idea from basic words to a finished poem. Usually, the rough drafts, as shown below, are filled with the … Continue reading

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Short work

WELL, WE’RE AT WAR AGAIN Sand and bombs and ugly little desert spiders and a rancid smell death on the street or fear in the locals? Sitting in the waiting room at the VA hospital spinning the new wheelchair smells … Continue reading

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Another rough post, and some possibilities

Well, this is rough, but we are editing and writing more daily. The problem is that we write a million words, and then we excise 999,990 to make it say everything in perfection and simplicity, forgetting that we remember every … Continue reading

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Another thought on Peace, and War that spawns the need…

It’s time for new Metaphors The world is lately filled with conflict, Wars where terrorists are Muslim, Christian, Arab, Jew, perhaps Knights Freedom Fighters, Defenders of faith. And, everyone’s god is on their side. staring at the deep blue sky … Continue reading

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Another City Poem

The Women In the Hotel in X’ian (first draft) Gluttony and lust equal BEST SINS EVER! ——Jenna. One night at the hotel in Xi’an are 12 Americans all men And no one else in the city hails from foreign hells … Continue reading

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A Blues For Molly

Here is a poem which is posted elsewhere, but never seems to attract attention, so here it is. A Blues for Molly Oh, sing this to Molly, she deserved her sadness today, her grades were a wreck and her Irish … Continue reading

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