poetry critical

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Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

Waiting For Endless
pornotension

Cleave apart
 1
to bring together
 2
anything with colors
 3
for thee to know
 4
 
 
Crepuscular, he said:
 5
Crepuscular!
 6
 
 
a word that means dusk
 7
 
 
So it was dusk.
 8
 
 
 
 
He was a billy-goat
 9
or spoke as one
 10
tarnishing the air, smiling:
 11
choking down our bicuspids
 12
 
 
To tame we brought him
 13
milk and honey, 340 years
 14
between the flood and Babel
 15
mistrust of the Inner-Voice
 16
old bricks pitched down the rotunda
 17
and robins dying in the hand
 18
 
 
We said this prayer
 19
for protection:
 20
 
 
 
 
“Recitation of cherished koan
 21
to be said adrift in a canoe:
 22
 
 
‘Abonimable, I am so gentle
 23
when I absent myself from thee
 24
and I am too sorry for anguish
 25
and for fitful explosions
 26
 
 
May all our travails
 27
be packed into one valise
 28
 
 
Sidle next to me with tweezers
 29
so I may remove the splinters
 30
of an axe-handle from my hand
 31
 
 
Amen.’”
 32

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