Archive for September, 2015

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles: “Ooo Baby Baby”

Haiku by Hansha Teki

in its wings

already the butterfly’s

afterlife

– Hansha Teki

This haiku is made available to word pond by Hansha Teki under Creative Commons License:

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~ from Hansha Teki

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anne boyer, garments against women

 

Oddity List #27: Poems about wasps | The Puritan

“Some Pink In Your Colour” by Amy King

Did you know I’m in this hospital bed?
I’m not. I’m in the same light you stand in,
much the same way I’m in the waist of you Carolina
watching from the screen across the bed
whose pulse is worn down with an IV to the head.

We are all snow birds atop
the cherry blossoms of August.
Springtime in Washington D.C.
passed too fast, nearly in the flash of Rose
brushing her teeth over the bedpan.

No adrenal gland has known such cortisol,
such heartbreaking 
I love you O my God,
so many soldiers on the brink of their lives returning!
Are still talking to the same god?

I can’t imagine the heart anymore
now that it presses my ribs apart,
a balloon of such gravity I ache for stars in a jar,
wasps whose love reminds me of fireflies tonight.

 

Amy King | The Puritan

Levine and Passehl | WordForge Reading Series: Mon. Oct. 5

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A poetry reading series held at The Studio at Billings Forge, Hartford, CT.

Source: WordForge Reading Series: Mon. Oct. 5: Levine and Passehl

The Beatles-You’ve Really got A Hold On Me

Janelle Monae & Wondaland – Hell You Talmbout (Eephus Tour Philadelphia 8-12-15)

Janelle Monae – Sincerely Jane (Live In Philly) HD

Roman GianArthur & featuring Janelle Monae – NO SURPR:SES

Poet Laureate’s Migrant Childhood Was Like ‘Living In Literature Every Day’ : NPR

“Poetry is a call to action,” says poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, “and it also is action.” Ariel Zambelich/NPR

Juan Felipe Herrera is the child of Mexican migrant farmworkers. He says, “I had a mother [who] sang and told stories and loved poetry, even though she only went to third grade.”

Source: Poet Laureate’s Migrant Childhood Was Like ‘Living In Literature Every Day’ : NPR