Friday, October 31, 2014

Art from mundanity

http://blog.castleintheair.biz/

Nicole Hollander posted this link to wondrous permutations.

New books by Jane Yolen

New books this fall:
CENTAUR RISING middle grade fantasy set in 1960s (Holt)
A PLAGUE OF UNICORNS middle grade fantasy set in medieval times (Zonderikidz)
THE LAST CHANGELING, Book 2, THE SEELIE WARS (Viking)
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S BOOK OF ANIMAL STORIES (Nat. Geo)

For Poetry Lovers:
EKATERINOSLAV: A Memoir in Verse (HolyCow! Press) adults
THINGS TO SAY TO A DEAD MAN (HolyCow! Press) adults
THE LAST SELCHIE CHILD (Midsummer Nights Press) teens/adults
SISTER FOX’S FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING (Unsettling Wonder) adults/teens
THE BLOODY TIDE (HolyCow! Press) adults (political poetry)
THE EMILY SONNETS (Creative Editions) for ages 8 and up)
GRUMBLES FROM THE FOREST for ages 8 and up (Boyds Mills)
LAST LAUGHS: ANIMAL EPITAPHS (Charlesbridge) ages 7 and up
BUG OFF (Boyds Mills Press) ages 5 and up
WEE RHYMES (Simon & Schuster) infants and toddlers
HERE’S A LITTLE POEM (Candlewick) ages 3 and up
THIS LITTLE PIGGIE (Candlewick) ages 3 and up
SWITCHING ON THE MOON (Candlewick) ages 3 and up
TAKE TWO

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Treat or Trick?


The lady in the candy store,
she says Santa doesn't give bad kids coal,
he pops them in his sack,
takes them with him to the North Pole,
the elves make candy out of them.

We buy candy eyeballs, fingers,
they ain't real, see?
But just in case
we say “Yes ma'am, no ma'am”
and keep our fingers close.


end

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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dance of moons
night shadows whirl music
to the sky

feast of the right stars
the Door gapes

sacrifice moans
cold stone inhales crimson
exhales the abyss

hunger looms
bony fingers net
the devout and squeeze

lights and bullhorns: “freeze”
the cops look up

skeleton reaps flesh
God's garment screams
with many voices

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Lagrangian Poem

habitat fall


deciduous clouds: crimson, gold
englobe each tree in autumn
drift slowly out to kiss
dirt's thin carpet
now gravity's gone


End

House Bound

Stuck at home because the company that provides my helpers can't provide one this morning. Just so happened my wife isn't feeling well and was staying home from work. If she hadn't, I guess I would've had to go to school with her. They sure suck. That does mean I can work on deciding which poems to vote for for the Rhysling.

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watermelon folk
slice humans paper thin
candle-lit grin