Category Archives: Poetry

Redlands (poem)

Redlands by Dauphine Sb * I do get vertigo. When the oil runs out, we shall go to our cabin on the lake, and I should be 60 or 70 then. When the oil runs out I will get vertigo … Continue reading

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infidel poetics

“The anonymous lyric, including the riddle and the metrical charm, appears to have been gradually eclipsed by the emergence of an elite and self-consciously literary tradition of poetry, but these ancient modes and forms did not vanish altogether, nor are … Continue reading

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why you shouldn’t read Mary Oliver quite so much: “Singapore”

I see Mary Oliver a lot in pagan/naturalistic religion social media, and even in liturgical settings. With all the literally thousands of poets out there, I wish this were not the case. Her work hits all the right “nature buttons” … Continue reading

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“River” by Sherwin Bitsui

When we river, blood fills cracks in bullet shells, oars become fingers scratching windows into dawn, and faces are stirred from mounds of mica. I notice the back isn’t as smooth anymore,       the river crests at the moment of blinking; … Continue reading

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Maria Attanasio: Poet of Carnal Consciousness

It Was Mine … It was mine, in the uncorrupted sphere of Parmenides the river wave the anonymous hand that in the dream strokes you: dark symmetry of fire and water unconscious rustle of neurons. It was disagreement the swarmy … Continue reading

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Seven Broken Altars (poem)

Seven Broken Altars by Dauphine Sb   1. People from Ohio have to come from somewhere.   2. I squirrel my writing away inside the gardening store. Supposedly writing is a sign of the loss of the world.   3. … Continue reading

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