Wednesday, August 23, 2017

the best of poetry: Jo Balistreri! p l wick! Judith Partin-Nielsen! Diane Webster! Judy Katz-Levine! Patricia Carragon! t kilgore splake! Dorothy McLaughlin! and, Ann Christine Tabaka!!

assistant editor Tama: "Frosty
and I have chosen what are among our most favorite poets!"

assistant editor Frosty: "And,
they have the best kitties, and
the very bestest treats!"

Thank you, noble assistant editors, 
and! Here are their poems!...


                building a meadow wall
                each stone fitting
                as it is supposed

                there is no perfect fit

                there is harmony
                   in its functionality

                an old wall prominence
                stacked   lichen covered
                field stones with
                   grass tufts grown in—

                the pygmy owl
                   his meadow domain

                p l wick   Empire, Colorado

she fingers the braille
of a tree
its lichened trunk

Jo Balistreri   Genesee Depot, Wisconsin  (welcome back, Jo!)

                  My Mother By The Ocean Still

                  and you whose touch I remember
                  there were candles in your sable/brown eyes
                  as you paint now by ocean piers

                  Judy Katz-Levine   Norwood, Massachusetts

  by Frosty, Tama and ayaz daryl:

                       singles ad
                       Westword Magazine

                       professional musician
                       seeks woman to
                       spend all my money
                       wreck my truck
                       and break my heart

                       dude, you’ve found her

                       Judith Partin-Nielsen   Longmont, Colorado

red checkered shirt
yesterday’s flag
for flat tire

Ann Christine Tabaka   Hockessin, Delaware

                           cloudy night
                           empty window where
                           the moon belongs

                           Dorothy McLaughlin   Somerset, New Jersey


               Raindrop’s goose bump 
               across the apple’s skin
               as wind teeter-totters
               like a mischievous boy
               on the tree’s branches.
               Leaves grapple each other
               on slippery grasp attempts
               while roots remain relaxed.

               Diane Webster   Delta, Colorado

heartbreaking agony
soft teardrops falling
smooth tiny pearls

t kilgore splake   Calmet, Michigan

                   hot spot demolition
                   birds reroute
                   in confusion

                   Patricia Carragon   Brooklyn, New York

Frosty:  "We'll give the birdies homes in the trees beside Bear Creek!"

Tama:  "And the birdie's songs will make p l splake prance!"

Well done, noble assistants!  We have earned our treats!
            (happy meows from all three of us, and Judith, too!)

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen


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