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Thought For the Day: Poetry Is the Art of Creating Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads

“Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.” -Marianne Moore, poet (15 Nov 1887-1972)

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On Behalf of the Uyghurs

On Behalf of the Uyghursby Michael DoyleGive me the whole of your sentence And I will still my will and serveGive me the entirety of your pretenseTell me what it is that I deserveAnd I will still write my poetryNever … Continue reading

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Short Form Poetry Workshop: Zejel Duel of Recitation

As is known, from time to time, I attend a long running short form poetry workshop. I went back there tonight and learned of a poetic form called the Zejel. What is a Zejel? • Spanish poetic form likely an … Continue reading

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A Silent Genesis

A Silent Genesisby Michael DoyleMy new obsessionHas a silent genesisIn the maelstromOf ghosts and typhoonsBeyond our bodiesWe rest in eupnea Pure reason’s revolutionFlies on the wings of a dead butterflyLost in the fathoms Between the hammer and anvilIs the dark … Continue reading

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Pierce the Charade

Pierce the Charadeby Michael DoyleOne thing I’ve discovered recentlyIs that I am capable of acting decentlyBut if the world could see my inspirationMaybe there’d be cause to doubt my motivationStill it is that I struggle for my bestAnd my failings, … Continue reading

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What’s In A Poem But Words

What’s In A Poem But Wordsby Michael DoyleWhat’s in a poem but words you sayThey can be written in many a wayAll it takes is the heart behind the thoughtsAnd to feel the flow of the shoulds and oughtsWhen you … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Out of the Quarrel With Others We Make Rhetoric, Out of the Quarrel With Ourselves We Make Poetry

“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” – William Butler Yeats, writer, Nobel laureate (13 Jun 1865-1939)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #24: Perishable

Na/GloPoWriMo #24: Perishableby Michael DoylePerishable as a live plantShe insists but just can’tThere a perfect consolation in leafIts in its hiding manifestations of griefIn the soft shame of being seenEach of us fails our push at being human beingsPotted plants … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #22: As A Sign of the Times

Na/GloPoWriMo #22: As A Sign of the Timesby Michael DoyleAs a sign of the timesThe last book I readWas read onlinePoetry told no longer rhymesNor does it impart lesson or deedYet, as an art, they call this fineAs a sign … Continue reading

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