Category Archives: Weird Poetry

Unattainable Earth

I’d like to see lost objects — avalanches of gloves, coats, suitcases, umbrellas return again. The garage I took all summer to clean out become on opera of odd combs and safety pins. Some string I missed having that still … Continue reading

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Where It Sounds Like It’s Raining

It isn’t the body that’s a stranger, it’s someone else. We poke the same ugly mug at the world. When I scratch, he searches too. There are women who claim to have held him. A dog follows him about, that … Continue reading

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Miss Drake Proceeds To Supper

No novice in these elaborate rituals of knotted table and crooked chair, the new woman in the ward wears purple, steps carefully among her secret combination of eggshells, and white china wood doves, practicing her art. With bird-eye quickness, she … Continue reading

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Where The Sidewalk Ends

              There is a place where the sidewalk ends And before the street begins, And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun burns crimson bright, And there the moon-bird rests … Continue reading

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Poetry Moment: The Night World And The Word Night

In this field, Where the small animals run Is a voice, saying I love you   Poetic Style and Technique Most major American poets can trace a direct lineage from an earlier school: Michael Palmer — L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E ism Sharon Olds … Continue reading

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Anne Sexton: The Double Image

The poem begins with the poet’s explanation that writing about the details of her own life did have value: Not that it was beautiful but that, in the end, there was a certain sense of order there: something worth learning … Continue reading

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Poetry: The Basics

Because There Is Language, There Is Poetry 1. This involves the character of human language, especially in regard to sound. 2. The pleasure of rhythm and rhyme from children’s verses. 3. How language operates functionally — uses gestures — but … Continue reading

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