Poetry, Volume 4

The Arboretum

Erin Snyder A woman in a burgundy trench coat, felted black hat, feather topped, harboring a thick Boston accent meets you on the Linden Path. Because you look her in the eye she asks you if you pray, if you …

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Starfish, Sleeping

Seph Hamilton In my sea-combed hair You blink awake.   With your languid ray Push gold behind my ear.   Tell me of the pearls I am to wear. …

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Raspberry Sorbet

April Gompers A girl with lips the color
 Of raspberry sorbet
 Takes a drag of her last cigarette,
 Or so she says.
 She dips a small wand
 Into a barrel of soapy liquid, 
 Reflecting her face in rainbows,
 And her …

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Poetry, Volume 4

Stained Glass Sea

April Gompers The colored air that we breathe
 Ricochets from the waves
 Of a stained glass sea.
 And I know that the ceiling is only concrete,
 But I feel it elevate me,
 Almost making me believe.
 I want so badly …

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Untitled

Erica Charis A mother’s tongue forges sounds into syllables blowing gently on the sparks of recognition, traveling from attentive ears to amazed eyes, lighting the fresh kindling in an old hearth. Moi, Dich, We. Embers radiate beneath the newer wood…

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first/last

Paige Chaplin i can only picture this now: your starfish body melting into stale bedsheets alone. when once, underneath the same collapsible cotton roof, we loved each other for the first time. i cannot say i remember how it felt…

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The Pain of Creation

Emmett Ceglia My baptism had no business with fire It was my creation that was in a holocaust The womb from which I was expelled Rooted me in the unholy churning of the center of the earth In conflagration flame, …

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Poetry, Volume 4

Sonnet 23

Jordan Casty The moon is only good for hanging hats. It’s lost whatever magic songs it played And now it’s just a night-light for the rats. A whisper in a monstrously loud parade. The sun is just a joker in …

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Poetry, Words

“Irish Poetry soaked in waves of musical imagery and sound”

Selected poems, from Session by Pete Mullineaux

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Poetry, Words

Art

By Joanna Katzen

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Poetry, Words

Untitled

By Erica Charis

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Poetry, Words

Sonnet 23

By Jordan Casty

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