Monthly Archives: January 2009

in passing

the guy scraping his windshield sent raspy blasts of ice drops popping into the crisp cold air Damn shame I didn’t go with my buddy: he left for sunny Florida two days ago He didn’t use the colon on purpose … Continue reading

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listening

Old gray cat calls in the hall deaf dancer waiting for an answer. Fruitless I coo endearment near her: she cannot hear me. Wauls for her god long gone.

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About the Inaugural Poem

Obama’s Presidency may be the dawning of a new age, but the art of poetry may never recover. The poem “Praise Song for the Day,” written and recited by Elizabeth Alexander at President Obama’s inauguration on January 20, 2009, is … Continue reading

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