Friday, November 24, 2017

Favorite Poets (and frequent contributors) We So Appreciate (just can't help but purr)... Angelee Deodhar, pl wick, Patricia Carragon, and, Dennis Rhodes!

               from Angelee Deodhar, Chandigarh, India

    from toma rosen and pl. wick:

      grifters &
      candied apples

       Sunday lots here...

walking on the edge
adventuring on the
wrong side of the tracks--

no matter how garish
the glittering  raucous
outlaw midway  how loud
how seemingly unsafe
the Tilt-o-Whirl  Hammer
or clank-rattling
pneumatic-hiss Octopus
how tinny the carousel
calliope clang or
chipped the dream-world
hurtling wooden steeds

candied midway apples
re flavor memories. . .

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from Patricia Carragon, Brooklyn, New York

         The 4-Dimensional Man

         The 4-dimensional man
         contains 4 ideas,
         4 times his squared root.

         The 4-dimensional cat
         contains more ideas,
         but she's not telling.

                               Dead Flower

                                  I may be fluent in maturity,
                                  but I'm still a child
                                  who walks awkwardly in high heels.
                                  In adult clothes,
                                  I speak adult words,
                                  pretend to be grown up.
                                  Yet I'm still a child,
                                  who holds a dead flower
                                  and hides behind adult clothes 
                                  and words,
                                  feeling that at any moment,
                                  someone might expose
                                  the shame of a fairytale princess
                                  who forgot how to cry.

assistant editor Frosty, asking, "Aren't all cats 
"Probably so," 
responds assistant editor Tama, "yet, I feel sadness
for the fairytale princess..."
"Tama, there are twenty-eight other poems in Patricia's book,
and I know we'll feel better after reading all of them (again)..."
"Yes! You have me purring again, Frosty!"

Innocence, by Patricia Carragon, from, Brownstone Poets Poetry Series

And! Our longtime friend, poet Dennis Rhodes, from Naples, Florida...

    In passing

Our backpacks touched on the subway:
a gentle nudge, tender and sweet.
Our backpacks miss one another--

it's a shame WE didn't meet.

             My best advice is
             just get out of your own way--
             now, what's the question?

The world, so fragile
so terribly decadent.
How I love it so.

Story of my life.
I just think in poetry
and suffer in verse.

A note to poets:
we're all in this together--
be gentle, be kind.

Noble assistant editors, you've created a gentle,
kind and tender post!
Do you think it's time for extra-special treats!?!
              Happy mews, big grin

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen


bear creek haiku
po box 596
Longmont, CO
self-addressed stamped envelopes appreciated with your poetry

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