Poetry

'A Night of Spoken Word' Returns for Season 3

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27 weeks 6 days ago

It's back! After a long hiatus, the monthly open mic/poetry event makes it's triumphant return to Converge Gallery in October. more»

The Christmas Room

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2 years 19 weeks ago

The snow came by midmorning

That Christmas Day 1969

Soon evolving into the predicted Nor’easter

That would bury Boston and all of New England

Despite the busy holiday

Relatives and friends would go unvisited

Only the hardy would venture out on the streets of Concord

Power was out by evening more»

Monday Afternoon Haiku--Unwelcomed Snowfall

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2 years 24 weeks ago

Unwelcomed snowfall
It's too early for winter
Autumn is outraged

Why Do Ghosts Wear Clothes?

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2 years 25 weeks ago

Why do ghosts wear clothes?
Pants or a dress?
And not float around
in their nakedness?

With no clothes we are born
and no clothes we go
But spooks are dressed up in the afterlife
ready for the show.

Ghost of a lumberman with ghost of an axe?
Ghost of an actor in costume ready to act?
Ghost of a soldier with the ghost of a gun? more»

A Halloween Poem: The Old Haunted Inn

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2 years 25 weeks ago

Are they footsteps
     or the settling of this old inn?
And I thought I heard voices
    in the hallway again.

It was a challenge of sorts
    to sit up for the ghosts
But my eyes grow heavy,
     tired of trying to play host
To the party of late spirits more»

Monday Morning Haiku: A Lunar Nickel

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2 years 39 weeks ago

A lunar nickel
Balanced on the gray ridgeline
A rising night coin

Monday Morning Haiku: Gossamer Glider

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2 years 41 weeks ago

Gossamer glider
Pasted in the cotton sky
A cloud on a string

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Monday Morning Haiku: My Little Green Charge

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2 years 44 weeks ago

My little green charge
Your entrusted leaves await
The water I bring

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Monday Morning Haiku: It Was as if Stars

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2 years 45 weeks ago

It was as if stars

Had written secret scores for

Stellar violins

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Monday Morning Haiku: Purple pastel skies

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2 years 46 weeks ago

Purple pastel skies
Canvas the misty background
Of first morning’s light
 

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Monday Morning Haiku: Around the Corner

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2 years 48 weeks ago

Around the corner
A whiskered, stalwart sentry
Stalks an unseen mouse
 

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Heaven

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2 years 50 weeks ago

I thought today

When I get to Heaven

There’s so many people to greet me,

Family and Friends.

 

But the crowd will part

As my Dad speaks

He’d waited so long—

Before Family and Friends

To spend time

With his “favorite” daughter.

 

Smiles between us more»

Monday Morning Haiku: A gray lemon moon

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2 years 51 weeks ago

A gray lemon moon

Scenting the garden spring sky

The perfume of night

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Monday Morning Haiku:Scarlet buds appear

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3 years 13 hours ago

Scarlet buds appear

On the rain-beaded branchling

The birth of blossoms

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Monday Morning Haiku: Walking on the grass

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3 years 1 week ago

Walking on the grass

Bare feet sense the slurping ground

The spring-soft soil

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Monday Morning Haiku: Perched Atop the Tree

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3 years 2 weeks ago

Perched atop the tree

Feathers ruffling with the breeze

The red-tailed hawk waits

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Monday Morning Haiku: Soggy and Sullen

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3 years 3 weeks ago

Soggy and sullen

The earth, a brown soiled sponge

Soaks up the winter

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Monday Morning Haiku: Tawny Grass Clawing

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3 years 4 weeks ago

Tawny grass clawing

To life from shivered stasis

Greenless abandon

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Monday Morning Haiku: A thicket of trees

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3 years 5 weeks ago

A thicket of trees

Crocheted from roots and branches

Wood-woven mountain

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Our Pine Creek Valley Marcellus Shale Gas Industrial Route 44

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3 years 5 weeks ago

Trucks rumble and roar up State 44,
Screeching and squealing, rumbling and reeling,
Ending tranquility, ignoring Nature’s fragility—
All through the day, all through the night—
It just isn’t right.

The 18-wheelers, the destruction dealers,
The excavation trucks, such a huge influx,
The pickups painted white, quite a common sight— more»

Monday Morning Haiku 'The aching levies'

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3 years 6 weeks ago

The aching levies

Are flexing against the flood

Unyielding and fierce

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Monday Morning Haiku "Popping and cracking"

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3 years 7 weeks ago

Popping and cracking

The ice splinters from the sun

The sound of thawing

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Monday Morning Haiku: 'Entombed in the Ice'

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3 years 8 weeks ago

Entombed in the ice

The entire tree enrobed

Frozen diamond rain

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Monday Morning Haiku "The sky in cold labor"

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3 years 9 weeks ago

The sky in cold labor

Blizzard laden yet silent

Winter’s final birth

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Monday Morning Haiku: Crystalline Rivers

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3 years 10 weeks ago

Crystalline rivers

Molasses before the freeze

Cold sluggish water

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Monday Morning Haiku: The chill of fashion

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3 years 11 weeks ago

The chill of fashion

Adorning the leafless ridge

Brown is the new green

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Before You Left

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3 years 12 weeks ago

I wish we
had had one more chance
to talk

Things you might
have wanted to say
I should hear

Were there words
left unspoken
or did we both
already know it all?

It happened fast
when you left
I'm here wishing
for one last talk

In memory of my Father
Thomas Lee Carlson

Monday Morning Haiku: Long gray shadows stretch

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3 years 12 weeks ago

Long gray shadows stretch

Across the smooth-glassed snow bank

Derelict sunshine

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Monday Morning Haiku: Roaring fire pit

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3 years 13 weeks ago

Roaring fire pit

Valley shrouded in hemlocks

Moon, a silver hearth

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Monday Morning Haiku: At crisp attention

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3 years 14 weeks ago

At crisp attention

Snow on green arborvitae

Winter gate keepers

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Monday Morning Haiku: Gentle splashes

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3 years 15 weeks ago

Gentle splashes of

Cascading silver water

Shine in the basin

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Monday Morning Haiku: Snow melts in her hair

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3 years 16 weeks ago

Snow melts in her hair

Standing outside by white ferns

Under naked elms

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Monday Morning Haiku: Pearly flakes dancing

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3 years 17 weeks ago

Pearly flakes dancing

Frozen ivory jewels on

The tips of my shoes

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Monday Morning Haiku: The moon seems so ripe

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3 years 20 weeks ago

The moon seems so ripe

A lunar fruit on night’s limb

Celestial orange

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Always There: Ally, My Shep

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3 years 21 weeks ago

Always there
at my side
I touch your face
you guard my flank

Always there
as a pup
obnoxious
with your glee

Always there
our old age here
your ears now deaf
do you feel me
always there?

Monday Morning Haiku: A flurry of lights

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3 years 21 weeks ago

A flurry of lights

In the seething thunderclouds

Forked electric snakes

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Monday Morning Haiku: Golden leaves flutter

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3 years 22 weeks ago

Golden leaves flutter

Arboreal ticker tape

Quiet fall parade

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Monday Morning Haiku: Aerial Sentries

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3 years 23 weeks ago

Aerial sentries

Watchful over Pen Island

Aegis of eagles

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Monday Morning Haiku: Magnolia Tree

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3 years 25 weeks ago

Magnolia tree

In the storm—twisting dervish

Of leathery leaves

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Monday Morning Haiku: Cricket Ensemble

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3 years 26 weeks ago

Cricket ensemble

String section amid the grass

Midnight orchestra

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Monday Morning Haiku: Evergreen Valley

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3 years 27 weeks ago

Evergreen valley

Sacramental green chalice

Filled with morning fog

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Monday Morning Haiku: Solitary Crow

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3 years 29 weeks ago

Solitary crow

Perched on the stone gable

Feathered finial

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Monday Morning Haiku: Dew Glistens on Grass

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3 years 30 weeks ago

Dew glistens on grass

Miniature diamond moons

Just before the dawn

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Monday Morning Haiku: A crimson sunrise

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3 years 31 weeks ago

A crimson sunrise

Breaks loose from its evening grip

Twelve hour freedom

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Monday Morning Haiku: To evening's rhythm

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3 years 32 weeks ago

To evening's rhythm

Ten thousand fireflies dance

A bossa nova

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Monday Morning Haiku: A brook trout splashes

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3 years 35 weeks ago

A brook trout splashes

Out of its hazy creek hole

A fly disappears

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Monday Morning Haiku: Kettle drum thunder

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3 years 36 weeks ago

Kettle drum thunder

Pounding through taut, heavy clouds

Pealing percussion

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Monday Morning Haiku: Spider Web Lightning

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3 years 37 weeks ago

Spider web lightning
arcs against the blackened sky
night flashes to day

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Monday Morning Haiku: Sheets of Liquid Sky

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3 years 38 weeks ago

Sheets of liquid sky
Blankets the thirsting, dry grass
Blades go into life

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Monday Morning Haiku: The Air Is Thick Brown

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3 years 39 weeks ago

The air is thick brown

As this muggy night lumbers

The stars look for shade

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Monday Morning Haiku: Festival of Green

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3 years 40 weeks ago

Festival of green

Limbs and leaves and pads and petals

Solstice spectacle

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Monday Morning Haiku: Electric Raindrops

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3 years 41 weeks ago

Electric raindrops

Sizzle on the warm highway

The sun now hidden

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