An April Feast Of Poetry

by lizard

April is National Poetry Month, and I’ve been writing a weekly poetry series here at 4&20 for well over a year, so below the fold I have included a cumulative list of all my poetry posts, going back (in descending order) to my first post in September of 2010.

Before all that, my book scavenging has turned up another little gem. I found Journey To Bocay (Laughing Dog Press) by Serena Cosgrove, at Bird’s Nest Books. It’s a collection of poems derived from the author’s two years (1986-1988) volunteering for Witness for Peace, in Nicaragua. Here are two selections:

17 November 1987

Night
I lie listening.
The Kininuwas River flows by the house.
Dogs, goats, ducks, and chickens sleep
below my hammock.
The putt-putt of a small plane engine
rouses Antonio.
“Contra plane
dropping off supplies.”

*

5 January 1988

I’m tired
tired of the war
tired of tension
tired of expecting attack night after night
tired of the continual fear of losing friends.
I shake myself.
Wake up Serena!
This is the goal of U.S. policy.

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Adrienne Rich, RIP

Spring and All

Synchronicity

Music

More Cate Marvin

Cutbank

Man Up!

Minnie Bruce Pratt

True Love

Judy Blunt

A Poem for Newt

Poetry as Stress Reliever

Frank Marshall Davis

Nostalgia?

John Yoo Vs. Leonard Cohen

Spoken Word

Metropole

The Politics of Poop and Transients

Hitchens, Iraq, and a Poem by Tadeusz Różewicz

A Tribute

Doing My Part to Save Capitalism

Kids

A Consumer’s Confession

A Montana Trip

Song Writers VS Poets

Ted and Sylvia

The Readership

Coming Unglued

Occupy Language

Roque Dalton

Fall

Dream a Little Dream…

Dan Beachy-Quick

Poetry and 9/11, pt. 2

Poetry and 9/11

The Alphabet VS The Goddess

Misogyny

Beatnik 2.0

Imagination

Montana’s New Poet Laureate

Letters

Woman!

Of Poets and Bloggers Alike

One Night Under a Big Moon…

Another Word for Weird

Atomic Ghost

Nature

A Humpday Warblues Shot of Poetry…

Love

Homosexuality

Capitalism, Poetry, and War

Dealing With Pricks

From Hip Hop to Palestine

Liz’s Weekend Poetry Series

Year of the Rabbit

Why Doesn’t It Matter?

Donald Justice and Patrick Todd

Ed Lahey

Michael Earl Craig

m.l. smoker

Diane DiPrima

Joe Bolton

Robinson Jeffers

Can Poetry Matter?

Poetry and Politics

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  1. lizard19

    EASTER, 2012

    plastic eggs
    he has risen indeed
    and his ghost trapped
    in plastic and chocolate
    demands release

    bird song drifts
    in through the window
    eggs and hashbrowns
    sausage and orange juice
    Jesus it’s delicious

    Christ if you come
    again, could you bring
    a reason to sing
    the earth beneath our feet
    back into prominence?

    we split the atom
    stepped on the moon
    but still remain blind
    to truth, beauty
    and the unifying breath

    that reaches beyond death
    pulling those inner sparks
    out our porous skin
    too long condemned as sin
    that dark desire to touch—

    to love

    —William Skink

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