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Liz O'Connor
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On the Pulse of Morning
A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Marked the mastodon, The dinosaur, who left dried tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm of their hastening doom Is lost in the gloom of dust and ages. But today, the R...
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Thoughts for March 11, 2017
What a joy that it is time for Poetry and Stout T’would be good if I worked on a poem, no doubt This party comes at a perfect time during the year When a long winter is enough to bring this Californian a
tear “Genius” is what I call this noble tradition I’d...
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In Memory of Molly Buckley
Molly Buckley set sail from old County Cork. Tight quarters, rough seas hit the ship with true torque. That lass was so sick, She did not give a lick, When she spied Lady Liberty in New York. Well, this brave woman was Dorchester-bound Where she hoped a goo...
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Truro
Click here for Bruce Fulford's lovely poem!
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Spring Training
My father died a week prior to P+S 2015. Carol Dougherty, my thoughtful and lovely friend, brought me a book of poems last spring that I've read many times since. The poet, Kevin Young, wrote many poems about grieving his own father, and one reviewer right...
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Poetry & Stout
Curtis offered a first at P&S: a call and response poetry puzzle. He's no Will Shortz but a couple of Guinness' make it sound great. Poetry & Stout This party is so grind it has a name, but does it reveal the reason we came? Or it is something more tame? L...
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My Cat Knocks Over the Perfume
And now my desk, alive with apricot-jasmine-tea , refuses dreary tasks - the cat has dressed it up in sticky notes and shiny tacks, paper clips dangling from an open drawer, a smear of Wite-Out winking. This cat's all freesia and freedom. She's not just th...
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For Bruce Wallin
Steve Hodin went to his bookshelf for Elizabeth Bishop, but found his poem For Bruce written the spring after Bruce's death in 2010. Bruce, we all miss you so much. Steve, thanks for this. For Bruce I watched -- just the other day -- A small scrap of pape...
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