MARCH POETS

March 1, 2012 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Music of Spheres

By

A.J. Huffman

 

Throw a wish to the wind.

And I will save it

in a can.

Labeled empty.

It will rattle.

Doing battle

for breath.

But in the end,

I can only win.

Sealing it.

Burying it.

Or setting it free.

It makes no difference.

The scars on its wings

will always —

and only —

remember me.

 

 

A Touch of Sand[man]

By

A.J. Huffman

The cord is set to pull
the vulture’s tale. (Visceral
encounters make the best bedtime
stories.)  The trap
is fixed.  A hand I have never met
snaps a shutter against the moon.
An echo’s ghostly scream
responds:  three feathers fall.
One covers my eyes.
One covers his voice.
And one waits mutely
for the illusion of the mind’s door
to lock.

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13 Comments

  1. Selma March 29, at 05:16

    Hi Michael, your poems were excellent. The power of the 'Eve factor' can't be denied. Very well said!

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    • Michael April 25, at 12:00

      Hello Selma, Thanks for appreciating my Poem.

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  2. Selma March 29, at 05:14

    Hi Robert, beautiful, beautiful imagery - "blues plunging into viridian" - WOW. I love that. Bravo!

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  3. Selma March 29, at 05:11

    Hi John, 'Escapes From The Ordinary' really stood out for me. I like everyday life as subject matter. You can do so much with it. The image of the milk being poured down the drain is a striking one!

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  4. Selma March 29, at 05:06

    Hi A.J. You've got some FAB images in your poems. I love - "Throw a wish to the wind. And I will save it in a can." as well as - "A hand I have never met snaps a shutter against the moon." Brilliant!

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  5. Selma March 29, at 05:03

    HI Teresa, I particularly like your poem 'Winds' - it is very powerful. Thank you.

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  6. Selma March 29, at 04:58

    Hi Fiona, Just wanted to say I enjoyed both of your poems very much. I can relate to 'Sifting For Gold' a lot. Your final stanza is so apt.

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  7. Selma March 29, at 03:15

    Hi Ian, your depiction of the enduring story of Pierrot and Columbine was quite moving. It tugged at my heart that he was broken and that no one had pity for him. A tale of woe, indeed.

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  8. Selma March 29, at 02:36

    Hi Liam, I really liked your poems, in particular 'This Town.' The rhythm of it made it read like a song. I can relate to the line: " She asked how we’re going to get out of here," Oh yeah!

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  9. Selma March 29, at 02:04

    Hi Ilona, just wanted to say I thought both of your poems were excellent. There is a bleak kind of beauty contained in both of them. The one about the fisherman really got to me. I was greatly affected in an emotional sense by the oil spill in the Gulf. I don't think I'll ever get over it. Thank you for your profound images.

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    • Ilona Martonfi August 31, at 21:39

      Hi Selma, thank you for the kind words. Hope your summer was great. Cheers, Ilona

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  10. eleanor shannon March 24, at 17:48

    Prmtime Guy and Sifting for Gold are two of the most beautiful and interesting poems I have read in a long time.

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  11. Kay March 05, at 12:23

    Beautiful poems. The March showcase is full of life and I love Michael's mood of capturing beauty in a dancing array of peace.

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