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Poet's Corner: The answering music

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Susan Jefts



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An Act of Faith
 
this daily push to the frigid studio
turning on the heat, starting a fire in
the old iron square-boxed stove
veteran of uncounted winters
slow warming of the flesh and psyche
as waves of heat permeate to bone
 

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Poet's Corner: Manual for succumbing to joy

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Susan Jefts



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Poet's Corner: In a Winter Wood with Linda Shere

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Susan Jefts



The Visit

 

I think about you occasionally,

at random, and realize

with just a slight shift,

there is a refrain.

I want to sit, leaning

against the wall of your cabin

in whatever sun January can offer.

The snow has made everything simple

and stark. Wind passes through

a copse of aspens, barely sketched

against a very blue sky. The firs

are dark, and you can hear them.

I’d arrive, trackless, in the snow,

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Poet's Corner: As time goes by

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Susan Jefts



Stubbornly Persistent Illusion of Time

 

“The distinction between the past, present, and future

is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”  Albert Einstein

 

The stubbornly persistent illusion of time,

is obvious when I consider the photo collages –

when I gaze at my young father and mother

from where they live on my wall,

patient, constant, faithful. 

 

Dad is 20, a full head of dark hair,

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Poet's Corner: The horses of summer

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Susan Jefts



August at Dusk

 

The sun has dropped below Sterling Mountain,

freeing for the brief night hours the pasture

of endless summer sun’s incessant beating heat.

In relief the grasses breathe out vapors.

 

In the rising, warm air stream,

like a kind thought before a friend speaks,

we sense in the night a benign presence

before their huge, dark bodies take shape.

 

Our two mares, expecting gentle hands,

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Poet's Corner with Susan Jefts: Look inward to the garden's end

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Susan Jefts



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This month’s poem is by Deanna Shapiro from Charlotte. She has published two books — “Conversations at the Nursing Home: A Mother, A Daughter and Alzheimer’s” (2006) and “The Place You Live In: A Multigenerational Immigrant Story (2012) — in addition to a chapbook, “”On the Road with Lewis & Clark and Other Considerations” (2016). She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her poems have appeared in The Aurorean, The Kenwood Review, and Blueline among others.

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Opinion: Hearing beyond hearing, seeing beyond seeing

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Susan Jefts



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