Archive for February, 2014

Crescendo

Posted in poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by Sarah aka Sarjé

Sometimes it is enough to be able

to communicate by saying nothing,

to speak without volume, to express

gratitude and truth, wordlessly.

Sometimes it is enough to be able

to stay silent and solemn while we’re apart,

to let time pass without acknowledgment,

although silence is not my forte.

Sometimes my forte is a fort, a place for me

to climb up and stay quiet,

to be alone and think and write–I’m there now,

but the doors are always open for you to visit.

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Sixty One

Posted in poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2014 by Sarah aka Sarjé

One word for each day

of our sixty-one

together. Why not?

 

We’ve soared, and we’ve

crawled, we’ve visited a graveyard,

we’ve eaten well,

we’ve sung, we’ve danced.

All in the name of our romance.

 

I thrill when you carry me.

 

I’ll travel, over prairie, desert, fire–

ocean and sky,

to see your gleaming grey-blue eyes.

 

My love for you?

Portable.

Bromeliad (I)

Posted in poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by Sarah aka Sarjé

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You adapt, you reflect, you capture

me inside you, and I drink and I grow

from you, and I breathe

you in, unknowing how intoxicated I am.

You blush and you bristle and you bloom

under my touch and at my words,

and I glow, afraid to show

how joyful I am around you.

So I slobber and I bother and I bully and I blow

my chances by being a clod.

But somehow you don’t

see that, you just grow and bring me with you.

You just are, and let me be.

With you.

Spring 2014 Issue 1

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2014 by Sarah aka Sarjé

To the poets out there!

Red Wolf Journal

Red Wolf journal is now inviting submissions for our first themed publication!
RWJ 2014.1 covxCover artwork: Cocoon 2 © Catrin Welz-Stein, used with permission.
 
          Home is where we have a history.    Terry Tempest Williams
 
Welcome to the inaugural Red Wolf Journal, Spring 2014 , Issue 1.
 
We invite your poems submitted to our theme, “The Art of Habitation”. Poems that are engaged with the idea of dwelling, whether the feeling is one of rootedness or a lack of it. Is it a fixed idea or constantly changing? Does it require negotiation?
 
Look also at language and the root sources here. Precisely who is doing the habitation, and into what or whom is that happening. Boundaries are (mostly?) a matter of mental process, so look at those lines and suggest to us what and where is the nature of habitation.
 
Poems might…

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