Before we begin, consider: Why Do You Love the Poem?
family reunionthe broken chord
of a wind chime
the lonely— 𝙻𝚊𝚏𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚘 🐇 (@juliusorlovsky) July 30, 2022
call of a loon–
Or how strangers still say “bless you”
when someone sneezes, a leftover
from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying.
I watch the morning drifting past the window wearing soft-colored pajamas with cloudy feet and uncombed leaves rubbing sleep from the skies while squirrels stretch and songbirds clear their throats suddenly a woodpecker taps the baton and we wait…#sweetweird— 𝙻𝚊𝚏𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚘 🐇 (@juliusorlovsky) August 1, 2022
his old guitarfending off
the fly gets stuck on abstract #haiku— ant ant ant ant ant (@ariariariariari) July 16, 2022
harvest moonmigrant kids eat the breadtossed to the crows
Fifty cents more an hour would get mea house in the country…10,000 more a year would get mein debt for the house in the country
Finally, Variations on a Passage in Edward Abbey is a new #goals poem for me. Blending curiosity, knowledge, teaching, and poetry into one form. How many words would this take a textbook author to communicate?