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Before You Let a Man Sweep You Off Your Feet

This is a really lovely little prose poem by Ace Metaphor. Source: (1) Ace Metaphor – Timeline

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Freedom

A coworker brings his dog in, and her expression when she’s allowed to “free range” reminded me of this lovely poem.   Freedom (Louis Dudek) My two dogs tied to a tree by a ten-foot leash kept whining and howling for an hour till I let them off.   Now they are lying quietly on […]

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Archy & Mehitabel

I was enlightening a friend to the existence of Archy & Mehitabel, whose praises I’m sure I’ve sung in the past. Don Marquis’ witty and melancholic epigrams and poems are some of my most prized books. Very much worth checking out.   herriman_don_marquis001-750×647.jpg 750×647 pixels.

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Poetriffiti

I’m no tailor of portmanteaux, sadly, but I love this idea enough to attempt one. (And fail badly.) Scottish artist Robert Montgomery goes about at night illegally plastering over advertisements with posters covered in his poetry. His very pleasing verse is presented in white typography on a black background, screaming out ideas about beauty, consumerism […]

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Casey at the Bat

It’s been years since I’d heard or seen the famous Thayer poem, but watching Ken Burns’ Baseball series the other week, I was reminded of it. It’s quite an adorable piece, really. The sneer is gone from Casey’s lip, his teeth are clenched in hate; He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate. […]

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McZen Poems by Joe Tye at mczenpoems.com

http://www.mczenpoems.com/ Someone with a job is never secure Someone with a calling is never unemployed Via Frannyy, whom I thank.

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One Day Poem Pavilion by Jiyeon Song Most Popular Posts | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest

http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/artwork/one-day-poem-pavilion-by-jiyeon-songa-solar-projector-071807 Lovely idea, lovely thoughts, lovely execution. Full marks.

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The Octopus – Ogden Nash

http://torch.cs.dal.ca/~johnston/poetry/octopus.html Octopi and Ogden Nash. Frannyy knows a few of my favourite things, and gives them to me wrapped in suckered tentacles.

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NEWSPAPER BLACKOUT POEMS by Austin Kleon

http://www.austinkleon.com/category/newspaper-blackout-poems/ “Blackout Poems”: The kind of thing I wish I’d come up with, but am far too unpoetic (“poethetic?”) and uncreative ever to have imagined. *jealous*

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SurvivingNikis reviews – StumbleUpon

http://survivingniki.stumbleupon.com/review/16227226/ SurvivingNiki features some terrific poetry appreciation, as well as a submission by one who probably doesn’t appreciate it enough. (But then, what do you expect of SUV drivers?) Pretty damn funny.

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