Category Archives: Poetry

SNOW-WHIGGITY by Gianni Rage

Gianni Rage posted this poesie. It tells of a time of the back then before the rich ruled Manhattan. It was our city and for a good reason. People like hookers, pimps, and dope fiends. They protected us from the rich. enjoy SNOW-WHIGGITY by Gianni Rage It doesn’t have a title ironically, that was not […]

WHAT MUST BE SAID by Gunther Grass

Poetry by eighty-four year-old Germans is rarely read by anyone, however in 2012 Gunther Grass’s WHAT MUST BE SAID has reaped the Nobel Prize winner a firestorm of condemnation from Israel and Germany. The Israeli interior minister went so far as to declare the writer of THE TIN DRUM ‘persona non grata’ and demand that […]

For Peter, on Dark Illusions and Giddy Phantoms by Irene Zimmerman

Dear Peter, sometimes, when I am sitting on the subway or walking past an ugly park or eating eggs while I wait to move my laundry to the dryer I wonder why it is that I only seem to write when there is conflict spheres of energy at war with each other inside me but […]

The Cruellest Month Of All

TS Eliot penned THE WASTELAND after the Great War. This five-part poem is considered one of the greatest works of the 20th Century combing the images of the Holy Grail with Sanskirt legends and Buddhists beliefs, while shifting times, speakers, and locales with the wind of short couplets. The poem opens with the following four […]

Snow Now Haiku

New England forest in the snow. White going gray. The light going white. Foto by Aleta Wolfe