Monthly Archives: January 2013

“…was her child”

This is a ghazal (sixth century Arabic poem) suggested by Samuel Peralta. The rules for this form are on the dVersePoets site (see link at end of poem). Accomplished student, athlete, was her child. Beloved by the gentry, was her … Continue reading

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“The Sculpture”

I like walking alone in the city. I am able to stop on a whim, peer in store windows, inhale odors of exotic, ethnic foods, surreptitiously people watch during my stroll. It’s a beautiful, early February afternoon and I’m wandering … Continue reading

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Sammy, the Gat: “I Stick With The Goon Cocoon”

(Glossary at end.) I fold it over as I mix it up with the four-orbs, baldies and swing-and-swayin’ short skirts. I keep my puss low as I catch a flash of the Chi guy and his hag bag scopin’ the … Continue reading

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“1828-1829: Changing Times”

A little more than forty years after the signing of the Constitution of the United States, the country’s economy is primarily agrarian, however, industrialization is taking root in the cities. Westward expansion is stimulating the development of a national infrastructure and … Continue reading

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“Change”

I stand at the end of a weathered boardwalk and stare straight ahead at the beach. I remember it as it was in my youth: an endless stretch of pristine white sand, interrupted only by a faraway dune and a … Continue reading

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Sammy, the Gat: “Targetin’ Squash City”

(Glossary at end.) The airborne torture chamber’s grinders muscle back and we’re targetin’ squash city. I button down the gazers and knuckle it as the balloons hit terra firma. Sky-splittin’ sparklers splatter on my TV screen as I add to … Continue reading

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“La Nuit”

La nuit est en feu Avec des etoiles De l’amour. The night is on fire With stars Of love. (Rusty French.) (Dverse poets, Poetics: Foreign Tongues, January 19,2013.)

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