Tag Archives: poetry

Sorting Wrapped Gifts on a Snowy Evening

Whose gift this is I do not know I wrapped it seven days ago. There’s no distinctive marking here Except this festive store-bought bow. The box’s shape is kind of queer Two lumpy mounds like a brassiere But feels like … Continue reading

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Found poetry from The Toy Insider Holiday Guide Top 20

Snow Glow, Elsa! Singalong, Boom Box! Princess Palace Pets: It’s My Biz Skylanders Trap Team Paw Patrol Lookout Let’s Imagine Elmo Twista Go! Go! Smart Animals! Laugh & Learn, Talking Turtles! Magic Dance Ever After Star Wars Rebels Get Better … Continue reading

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Why You Drive So Loud?

        O, tender youth with ball cap perched And moustache like a wisp of dirt, Upon my street and through my town Why you drive so loud? There’s thrill in speed, I get that, fine, A race … Continue reading

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Is one month enough (for poetry and other stuff)?

It’s hard to believe that National Poetry Month is more than halfway over. It seems like only yesterday President Obama was kicking the month off by pardoning a performance artist. It’s a purely symbolic gesture, of course, but it sure … Continue reading

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A penny’s worth of poetry

On Monday, the Royal Canadian Mint stopped producing pennies. Canadian retailers will henceforth round up or down to the nearest five cents in order to wean consumers off their use. While 30 billion pennies will stay in circulation for years … Continue reading

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