Dailies – 4/1/17: the 1 moment when dandelions don’t die, a girl with the glory of the day in her face, a public garden, and “downer crap” such as the song “The Leader of the Pack”

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Happy April Fool’s Day/beginning of National Poetry Month!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Downtown drivers in Columbia, South Carolina were angry to find parking tickets on their windshields today…until they realized they were actually poems.   

 

 

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Wendy Mnookin – The Public Garden

The sun is shining and I’m content
to be myself, walking across the Common
as families queue up by the Swan Boats,

Read rest of poem 

 

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Rob Cook – The One Moment When Dandelions Don’t Die

What protects the cellular
neighborhood stays
in the quietest part of a gunshot.

Read rest of poem 

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David Kirby – Foreign Movies

Movies almost always had happy endings, unless they were foreign.
—–—Andrew Grant Jackson, 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

 ——What’s with you foreigners? We don’t like that downer crap over here.
Oh, wait, we do: when the Shangri-Las recorded “The Leader of the Pack”
———in 1964, it shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and not because
Jimmy and his girl Betty rode off together on his motorcycle and lived
———happily ever after, either, since her folks were always putting him down
(down, down) and saying he came from the wrong side of town,
——–so when she had to say goodbye, all she could do was cry, I’m sorry

Read rest of poem 

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James Weldon Johnson – The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face

The glory of the day was in her face,
The beauty of the night was in her eyes.
And over all her loveliness, the grace
Of Morning blushing in the early skies.

Read rest of poem 

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