Dailies 5/12/17: a moonrise, Santorini, an Open House, & telling Sadness to chill out.



Mark Irwin – Open House

The realtor is whistling through the spacious rooms.

Everything’s so new — floors, carpet, paint — as if just created.

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Twyla Hansen – Moonrise, Aurora, Nebraska

No Ansel Adams
but the snapshots we captured
through the open car window
on our eight megapixel cell phones

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Charles Baudelaire, translated by David Yezzi – Meditation

Take it easy, Sadness. Settle down.
You asked for evening. Now, it’s come. It’s here.
A choking fog has blanketed the town,
infecting some with calm, the rest with fear.

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Stephen Yenser – Santorini

Mother of Stone, Cybele,
Stone Mother, keep me low,
Resigned, involved, confusable
As to the novice eye the vine

Read rest of poem + one more by Yenser

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