Saturday, January 19, 2013

Participants Talent Show Week 27: Iris Sergey Murphy, Mish Matt Foster, and Allisa Daimakepeace Schapiro 
Today, we feature three poets, thanks for reading...everyone deserves a mention!
The Moon 
written by
Grace Schulman
featured by
Iris Sergey Murphy

having no fire of my own, I shine
But never burn. I receive the light.
Man and woman, I gather both
inside of me, surviving darkness,
shifting to achieve whole
or starving
into halves and quarters.
If I don't feed flames,
Transparent fragments linger
after daybreak,
and for some short moments
I can cover the sun.


My Arkansas

by   Maya Angelou

Featured by
Mish Matt Foster

 There is deep brooding
in Arkansas.
Old crimes like moss pend
from poplar trees.
The sullen earth
is much too
red for comfort.
Sunrise seems to hesitate
and in that second
lost its
incandescent aim, and
dusk no more shadows
than the moon.
The past is brighter yet.
Old hates and
ante-bell-um lace are rent-
but not discarded.
Today is yet to come
in Arkansas.
It writhes, it writhes in awful
waves of brooding!

Hyde Park Thursday Poets Rally Week 77: January 10, 2013 to January 17, 2013
Sentence or Sentences
written by
James Schuyler 
Featured by
Allisa Daimakepeace Schapiro

Stir them up AND THEY WON'T STICK.
We will let you have our thinking on it time-wise pronto.
Look at the nun. How greedy she is.
Alaska, nearer to Siberia-
It was considered fashionable about 1837.
Now it is out of date, outmoded, no more stylish.
Still, she brings to it an air...
The place has run down since Gramp's day
Alabama Beach, and Cat Cay, and Towser!


Hyde Park Poetry said...

it looks a bit messy, sorry for giving this to three,

many of you deserve it.

Alissa Daimakepeace Schapiro said...

Thanks for including me.

great poets and features.

Iris Sergey Murphy said...

mindful words and talents from Grace Schulman, Maya Angelou, and James Schuyler!

Thanks for including my feature.