Poem-in-My-Pocket Day

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Registered: 06-13-1999
Poem-in-My-Pocket Day
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 4:00pm

is April 18th.  Can we all please post one short poem to share with everyone.  No cee/pee's needed — this will be a just-for-fun.  Who's in?

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
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Registered: 07-13-2008
Sat, 04-13-2013 - 3:58pm

I found this poem in the prose of Andrew Stubbs:

For all the ego of


we need to learn


. . . a dutiful silence,

so the poem will find us,


not the other

way round.

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Registered: 07-13-2008
Wed, 04-17-2013 - 5:48pm

When you water her,

aloe vera swells, yielding

dewy healing gel.


Ignored, such plumpness

shrivels flat. Look: inside you

might find one wet drop.