JUVENILIA Arranged in sheets of ice, the fond skeleton still craves to have fever from the world behind. Hands reach back to relics of nippled moons, extinct and cold, frozen in designs of love. At twelve, each skull is aureoled with recollection’s ticking thorns winding up the raveled mold. Needles nag like unicorns,… Read More Poem of the Day: Sylvia Plath
CHIONOPHOBIA —Fear of Snow Fluttering ash dissolves on your brother’s tongue. He thinks of you building a fort from snow before you knew what forts were and he could stand in your footprints without touching the sides. Can two snowflakes be the same on a ghost-white street where enough gather to construct faceless… Read More Poem of the Day: Jamaal May
PROVINCES Where the old trees reign with their forward dark light stares through a hole in the body’s long house. The bed rolls away from the body, and the body is forced to find a chair. At some hour the body sequesters itself in a shuttered room with no clock. When a clean… Read More Poem of the Day: C.D. Wright
Hi all! Just in case you haven’t heard elsewhere, my poems, “You Fill another Page” and “Gunshots and Fireworks are Sort of the Same in the End.” are both up at Birds Piled Loosely today! Dear Editors, thank you so much for this recognition and giving these poems a home; I am so happy… Read More Two Poems up at Birds Piled Loosely Today!
THE SPIRIT SAYS, YOU ARE NOTHING: Because you haven’t praised anything in months, You walk down to the river and study one ripple Above a dead tree Until it is almost dark enough For the moon to whiten it, But it does not, And so you put your hand out, Palm open, And… Read More Poem of the Day: Larry Levis
Hello all! It’s been a while again, I know. I’ve been missing writing in the worse way but otherwise wrapped up in my new job, writing a new bio: McKenzie lives and writes in South Bend, where she works at Indiana University, etc. It’s been a blast, but I’ve only been writing what I… Read More big poem, small poem / new poem sure / longer poem, brighter poem / birds birds birds