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Poet Business

Mars Poetica Posted on August 27, 2010 by Ray Sharp Howling at the moon is a poem pure. Scratching pencil to paper is another way, better than solving the crossword after a glass of red wine which is just the … Continue reading

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moonpearl

the moon is a solitary pearl with a dumbstruck simpleton’s smile curled around the tiny grain of my solipsismal dreams

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Moonless

There are too many moonless nights on account of the clouds, nights when nothing is illuminated, when a poet stumbles blind. My heart is not a lantern. It is a hard, dark place, a burned-out star, dense, dull-eyed, stealing fire. … Continue reading

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Poets on the Moon

Two poets met on the moon. They stood on the acute rim of ink-black shadow and paper-white silence. There was no birdsong, no river wild, just the ghosts of old dogs willed to the object of their howling. They looked … Continue reading

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Moonlight Serenade*

Beauty makes me sad           Makes me grieve           I see what I must leave From “At Cross Purposes” By Samuel Menashe What plates a lustrous thing will tarnish. You were the silver moon, light of my night, beautiful and … Continue reading

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Astronomy of the Heart

Why is the measure of love loss? The opening sentence of WRITTEN ON THE BODY by Jeanette Winterson After the moon had set, the sky was so full of stars and so empty just the same. Orion, the Pleiades, the … Continue reading

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Haibun: May Morning

It’s the last cold morning of spring, frosty, because of an absence of clouds to hold the warmth of yesterday. The clear, cold night promises a warm, sunny day. This is the time of transition, when we wake to what … Continue reading

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