Saturday, January 16, 2016

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One Short Poem by Ed Coletti

To Self-Anointed Saviors Of The Language

                         
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes


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3 Short Poems From Lilliput Review #196

Alone on a beat-up
couch on his porch
my gray-bearded neighbor drinks
and laughs.
With the trees bare, his yard looks
nothing like Vietnam

Chris Ellery
San Angelo, TX


 
Pantomime

With the pheasant
still flapping his wings
the coyote trots at sunrise,
a new day cranking up
where flight meets appetite:
wings that would, jaws that can.

Carl Mayfield
Rio Rancho, NM


Arriving in Bangkok

Buddha Day. Today only. Free admission
at Standing Buddha, Lucky Buddha, Black Buddha.
This is what the tuk-tuk driver tells me.
"I will take you. You must go today."

The next day another driver says, "Buddha Day today."

Every day is Buddha Day here.
Every day, today only.

Jen Ashburn
Pittsburgh, PA

The Lilliput Review is Don Wentworth's award winning print journal of short poems (generally ten lines or less).

Image by Wayne Hogan -  Cookville, TN

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Iran: Where Poetry is a National Crime

by Amir Taheri

Does a seminar on reforming the meter and rhyme schemes of Persian poetry violate “Islamic values” and threaten the foundations of the Islamic Republic in Iran? That is the view of the Islamic Court in Tehran which last month sentenced two poets to 9 and 11 years in prison respectively plus 99 lashes of the cane for each in public.
One of the two, Mrs. Fatemeh Ekhtesari, sentenced to 11 and a half years, was found guilty of “undermining the security of the Islamic state” by composing and reciting in public a number of “poems full of ambiguity and capable of being read in deviant and dangerous ways.”

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2 Recently Published Ed Coletti Poems 

Thank you, Michael Rothenberg for publishing "Comox (British Columbia) Tidal Fragments-Canowauga Beach June" in your wonderful internationally treasured Big Bridge.  Here's the link.
 COMOX (BRITISH COLUMBIA) TIDAL FRAGMENTS Canowauga Beach June

And thank you also, Robert S. King for publishing "Containing My Parents" in the Containing My Parents in the Kentucky Review.  

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6 comments:

Pat Nolan said...

In regard to bumper stickers, re: you blog; I have a whole bit in my online novel, Ode To Sunset (which will be published in its print version in the Fall) on literary related slogans: Wallace Stevens is for Grannies, American Poetry is not Dead, it's just been Misled, Official Poet Laureate Vehicle, Stops at all Bars, et

Larry Carlin said...

I like the bumper sticker!!! Chris Ellery's poem is swell. I like Marty's painting** which I believe I first saw at SoCo.
I admire your diligence and (mostly) hard work in all of your passions.
Happy Saturday!
Larry

Patrice Warrender said...

Hi, Ed.

Yes, I did get two copies. Thank you for the good read and best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy, and creative 2016.

Patrice Warrender

Phyllis Meshalum said...

Hi, Ed. Nice postings. I enjoyed the trip to the beach!

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