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I Love Your Soft

I tossed a draft of this against the Twitter wall yesterday and it stuck.  A little. 

I love your soft
Solomon-songed geology–
oh, those hills and valleys–
your glacial erosion.

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Norris-Canyon Cut-Off Road, 9/11/90

Yw-196Brothers.
Bag of apples,
sharp cheddar,
Sixpacks and
loaves of bread:
Biblical fare.
Binoculars, and
a taped-together
roadmap.
Aspens rusting in
meadows gone to gold,
the day thick with
autumn mist, wanting wool.
Appalachian boys
loosed in the caldera,
hooting camp elk bugles
from the highway,
taking turns at the wheel
and reading out loud
from torn and trampled
paperbacks. Whitman.
Sandlin. Pound and Pope.
A great-horned owl swept
across the asphalt
at eye level, giant
and hungry and vital.
The fire-refreshed forests
a lawn of lodgepole saplings.

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National Poetry Month: James Dickey

A BIRTH   by James Dickey

Inventing a story with grass,
I find a young horse deep inside it.
I cannot nail wires around him;
My fence posts fail to be solid,

And he is free, strangely, without me.
With his head still browsing the greenness,
He walks slowly out of the pasture
To enter the sun of his story.

My mind freed of its own creature,
I find myself deep in my life
In a room with my child and my mother,
When I feel the sun climbing my shoulder

Change, to include a new horse.

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National Poetry Month: The Poetry Foundation

One of the best Poetry sites is, suitably enough, the official site of the Poetry Foundation–the publishers of Poetry Magazine.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/

Their website embraces a wealth of poem-centric information, tons of good poetry, and a subscription link to Poem Of The Day, a free email subscription that puts a fresh poem in your Inbox every day of the week.

http://feeds.poetryfoundation.org/PoetryFoundation/PoemOfTheDay

They even have a podcast version of audio poems on Itunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/poem-of-the-day/id270054094?mt=2