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Articles in Arts in Society tagged with Poem

Poetry

Death was all around him. Maybe you know what this is like, hearing music overlaid with rain. They stop competing after a while.

D. S. Waldman
Poetry

So many simply leaving.

Daniel Halpern
Poetry

Don’t stuff your fingers
in your ears or count the Pentecost.
Don’t ask if that grammar has a rosary
or recipe written in cornrows on her head.

Joel Dias-Porter
Poetry

Before I left him /
on his deathbed, my father used to say 
the ice is breathing: this quivering song 
of things once-broken, mending. /
This song of them breaking again.

Nick Martino
Poetry

You can say my mother didn’t know jack
           about no line breaks, but she’ll tell you
that one thing leads to another; and violence
           and love can happen all at once.

Eugene Gloria
Poetry

In the parallel world in which gesture is followed /
by recompense

Suzanne Gardinier
Poetry

I wanted time / to come to me

Camonghne Felix
Poetry

I once wrote letters to a prisoner at Guantánamo. The letters always came back / opened.

Spring Ulmer
Poetry

The first capturing your gaze into nowhere
the other when you covered your face with your hands
so you were not anonymous, only unseen

Michael Ondaatje
Poetry

a sunset makes a sound doesn't it
I learned    too late

James Fujinami Moore

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