Category Archives: Weird Poetry

Poetry Journal October 3, 2017

A poem by Anne Sexton, revised: A thousand years ago when I was a lonely kid, in a big house with four garages and it was summer as long as I could remember, I lay on the lawn at night … Continue reading

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Poetry Journal, September 22, 2017

Here is the place right over the hill runs the path I took; you can see the gap in the old wall still, and the stepping stones in the shallow brook. This is the house, with the gate and the … Continue reading

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To Friend Tree Of Counted Days

So many of my days I have moved swiftly, faster than any person alive. Spring graciously turns green, winter snaps in my hands. The disasters of hunger and love pass. The poet invents another poem, that carries her back to … Continue reading

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Opera Music

        Opera music is an old kind of music. It started more than 300 years ago. It is music that is used with a play. People sing the music, they act out the parts. They do not … Continue reading

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Reading Philosophy At Night

  I. Now I read philosophy in the morning. When I was younger and lived in the city, it was always at night. That’s how you’ll ruin your eyes, my mother kept saying to me. I sat and read late … Continue reading

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Memory Piano

Memory Piano The year is 1932. I’m thirteen years old and sitting in a nearby movie theater. Preparations are being made outside for the parade. Huge picture faces of the movie stars are flashing on the screen. I’ve skipped school … Continue reading

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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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