the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Category: poetry

love song

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I fancied you’d return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.

image: david hurn, 1979 via nearness of distance
poem: mad girl’s love song, sylvia plath

forget yourself a few times and see where it gets you

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So, Sister, forget yourself a few times and see where it gets you:
Up the creek, alone with your talent, sans everything else.
You can wait for the menopause, and catch up on your reading.
So primp, preen, prink, pluck, and prize your flesh,
All posturings! All ravishment! All sensibility!
Meanwhile, have you used your mind today?
What pomegranate raised you from the dead,
Springing, full-grown, from your own head, Athena?

image: here

still / is.

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Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

mama llama yama

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The one-l lama,
He’s a priest.
The two-l llama,
He’s a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn’t any
Three-l lllama.

poem: the Llama, Ogden Nash
images from 8 awesome antique llamas. this one with Harriet Chalmers Adams

six for our rolling bones

she’s waving

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I used to tell you my dreams.
Last night I saw a woman sitting in a dark bus–
In the dream, she’s weeping, the bus she’s on
Is moving away. With one hand
She’s waving; the other strokes
An egg carton full of babies.

image: clemson clay nest

poem: siren by louise gluck

titan arum

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As if a corpse had risen from somewhere deep in the meadow
And walked in its shadows quietly.

poem: nine-panel yaak river screen by charles wright
the corpse flower is in bloom

either way

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THOUGHTS

Am I dying?
I am beautiful.
Either way.

image:
roger ballen

poem:
The collected poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975: 1945 – 1975

i look at you in your indian dress/ wrists scratched raw by blackberry thorns

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consumed by scanned images from country women magazine

via gravel and gold

image: COUNTRY♀WOMEN #22: City-Country

attached sounds to objects

185921e6b9413f49f46f655b926ac0ebthe way once,
under love’s spell,

we attached meaning
to sound,

attached sounds to objects.

The old magic won’t work now,

but it’s nice
to be reminded of it.

image: found here
words: the thinning by Rae Armantrout

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