Category Archives: Poetry

The Land of Nod by R L Stevenson

The Land of Nod by R L Stevenson From breakfast on through all the day At home among my friends I stay, But every night I go abroad Afar into the land of Nod. All by myself I have to … Continue reading

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My Father’s Wound by Vivek Narayanan

My Father’s Wound Avocado trees on the moon. Aichigum, mullukumb, Billy Blue Gum. This is not exactly a confessional. My father’s wound was also my wound, dirt outside Vedanta Hall, blood in the dirt below the gutter pipe, blood like washing undone … Continue reading

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Recreation by Audre Lorde

Recreation   Coming together    it is easier to work    after our bodies    meet paper and pen neither care nor profit whether we write or not but as your body moves under my hands    charged and waiting    we cut the leash … Continue reading

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A Dream within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

Dream within a Dream   Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown … Continue reading

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Atavism by William Stafford

Atavism Sometimes in the open you look up where birds go by, or just nothing, and wait. A dim feeling comes you were like this once, there was air, and quiet; it was by a lake, or maybe a river … Continue reading

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Atom in the Universe by Richard Feynman

Atom in the Universe …I stand at the seashore, alone, and start to think. There are the rushing waves, mountains of molecules Each stupidly minding its own business Trillions apart, yet forming white surf in unison Ages on ages, before … Continue reading

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Fairy-tale Logic by A E Stallings

Fairy-tale Logic Fairy tales are full of impossible tasks: Gather the chin hairs of a man-eating goat, Or cross a sulphuric lake in a leaky boat, Select the prince from a row of identical masks, Tiptoe up to a dragon … Continue reading

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