Freeman

Poetry

The Impoverishment of Our Imagination

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 by PAUL DICKEY

His operatic voice on the sidewalk
was an embarrassment.

Doina de Haiduc (“Mountain Outlaw’s Song”)

FEBRUARY 19, 2015 by ALINA STEFANESCU CORYELL

The revolutions of a leaf

turned by the wind

Love Poem in Lent

JANUARY 29, 2015 by CAMERON ALEXANDER LAWRENCE

The sun's golden lines trill
the creek. We dig in, eat

Gulf Coast Dialogues

JANUARY 16, 2015 by STEVEN COLLIER BROWN

Absurd,
to fear leaves
lifting off the lawn this way

Next to the Compass Rose

NOVEMBER 28, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

Done, the map is obvious.
The landmarks are the only ones
we could have chosen

Containment

NOVEMBER 21, 2014 by BRUCE BOSTON

I lowered a box on the
machinery of the city.

In Retrospect

OCTOBER 27, 2014 by KEVIN HEATON

Song harvests slow churned the breeze
with a thousand cattle calls.

Introduction to Dermatographia

OCTOBER 20, 2014 by JEANNINE HALL GAILEY

Trace your name along my skin, it will stay there,
a red imprint called "skin writing."

The Sisters

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 by WILLIAM WRIGHT

Friend, have you ever looked into the fire's radiance?
Have you witnessed the element up close?

To Justify the Ways of God to Men

(Summer, 1961, age 10)

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 by PAUL DICKEY

Through bedroom windows came the voice of God,
P.A.'ed as loud as hell from a vacant yard.

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