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A Longhouse Birdhouse: POETS WHO SLEEP (The Book) ~ #3


Bob Arnold

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A Longhouse Birdhouse: POETS WHO SLEEP (The Book) ~ #1


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A Longhouse Birdhouse: FORTHCOMING ~

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A Longhouse Birdhouse: YOKEL ( 30 ) ~

Little Differences
I don’t know that much about furnaces
So I listen to Native
Native hasn’t read a book in twenty years

So he listens to me

Bob Arnold hails from a long lineage of lumbermen, loggers, and builders who settled in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, just south of the Green Mountains, in the 1700s. He began working as a builder in the 1960s and hasn’t stopped, having built homes and stone structures in his region of southern Vermont for over five decades.
His books On Stone, a builder’s notebook and Sunswumthru A Building address much of this world, while By Heart, pages from a lost Vermont  begins a storytelling which will connect with present day Yokel.
Since 1971 he has edited & published hundreds of journals, books and anthologies of other writers with his wife Susan. His books of poetry & prose have appeared almost every year since 1974. Bob also authors a blog : A Longhouse Birdhouse: surveying books, music, cinema and earth ways.
Bob Arnold


Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: YOKEL ( 30 ) ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: FORREST GANDER ~

On Thanksgiving Day, 2019, Bob Arnold, one of America’s truly great contemporary poets, Longhouse publisher in Vermont, andA Longhouse Birdhouse blogger, began a sharing of videos of many poets reading. As an introduction to this beguiling series for citizens, Bob Arnold wrote this:

Rejoice! Thanksgiving

wanderers, scallawags, saints
to five days of celebrating
poetry on the Birdhouse
with an offering
hour by hour
to balance the menu
of presidential impeachment
where we must endure
the sending in of the clowns ~
let us then follow up
and send in the poets!
I’m sharing the poets in this series whom I love most and begin it with Forrest Gander . . . – Donna Fleischer, for word pond

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: FORREST GANDER ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: ARCHIVE (BOB ARNOLD) ~

from Cache, Bob Arnold Mad River Press (Richmond, MA)

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: ARCHIVE (BOB ARNOLD) ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: POETS WHO SLEEP by BOB ARNOLD ~

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Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: POETS WHO SLEEP by BOB ARNOLD ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: THIS LIFE ~

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: THIS LIFE ~

selection from otata 27 March 2018, edited by john martone

Ketti Martino

Procedo per implicite rinunce
perché la gratuità dell’esistenza
è nel rigore estremo, incanto
che contiene solo il necessario.

I sogni, col ato corto di una pianta
acerba, vogliono maturare piano,
senza pesi, per traboccare di bellezza.

I proceed by implicit renunciations
because the gratuity of existence
lies in extreme rigor, charm
that holds only the necessary.

Dreams, with the short breath of
an unripe plant, want to mature gently,
without weight, to overthrow with beauty.


Procedo per implicite rinuncia e Dimmi furono originariamente pubblicate in Atelier. Procedo per implicite rinuncia and Dimmi were originally published in Atelier. Translations jm


Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo


chicchi di riso —
nella ciotola tonda
splende la luna

rice grains —
in the round bowl


Maria Teresa Sisti

red tulip —
a stem without thorns
who fears the wind

Lucia Cardillo

cambia il tempo . . .
una pigna rotola giù
nell’erba alta

weather changes . . .
one pinecone rolls down
in the tall grass

Bob Arnold

Selections from Heaven Lake
Longhouse Publishers


I’ll Never Be Poor


How she does it
I don’t know

don’t want
to know

will never
know as

she turns to me and
it’s new all over again


Know What You Do


What does it all mean?
it means times have changed
and we’re supposed to change with it


take the quiet, the river, the old
road, animal lore, secret pathways
respect for stick, leaf and silence

and throw it all away

do as we please
barge where we barge
litter as we like

you don’t know what sort of
agreement and law and universe
you are asking to destroy when

you do this



otata 27, March 2018


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