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Reposted for Halloween

Halloween Posted on October 31, 2013 by Ray Sharp Winter night, cold and clear, pallid moon, a shining sphere, colder than a witch’s tit, exposed outside its black brassiere. The stars were bright, their frozen light illuminated the winter night, … 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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junebugs (2013)

last year we walked across the starfields of fireflies flaring like love that burns behind closed eyes after light has faded now it’s the droning roar of cicadas that wait 17 years to make love i’d rather disappear alone into … Continue reading

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…for a strange poem that wants to be beautiful

These are notes for a strange poem that wants to be beautiful. It starts, you will not be surprised to learn, with the full moon behind broken backlit clouds, shining through in a pattern that reminds me of the Crab … Continue reading

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This Poem

This poem is not of the salon, it is found across the icy stream. Throw your hands around my neck and let me carry you across. This poem grows in the low heather and huckleberries along the path to the tarn above the … 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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Sonnet, Summer Night

It is hot in the bedroom but not sultry, a humid stultification, all the long day’s travails insinuated within its red walls, abrogation of the laws of thermodynamics. A cheap plastic fan by the window pushing warm air through warm … Continue reading

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