11/28/2021 – 12/05/2021 Weekly Poem – Here’s an Ocean Tale – by Kwoya Fagin Maples

Here’s an Ocean Tale By Kwoya Fagin Maples My brother still bites his nails to the quick,but lately he’s been allowing them to grow.So much hurt is forgotten with the horizonas backdrop. It comes down to simple math. The beach … Continue reading 11/28/2021 – 12/05/2021 Weekly Poem – Here’s an Ocean Tale – by Kwoya Fagin Maples

11/14/2021 – 11/21/2021 Weekly Poem – Love Letter Written In a Burning Building – by Anne Sexton

Love Letter Written In A Burning Buildingby Anne Sexton I am in a crate, the crate that was ours,full of white shirts and salad greens,the icebox knocking at our delectable knocks,and I wore movies in my eyes,and you wore eggs … Continue reading 11/14/2021 – 11/21/2021 Weekly Poem – Love Letter Written In a Burning Building – by Anne Sexton

10/31/2021 – 11/07/2021 Weekly Poem – [Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses] – by Antonella Anedda

[Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses]by Antonella Anedda Published in the Paris Review – Issue no. 231 (Winter 2019) Pindar says the poet must guard the apples of the Muses like a dragon, but I grew … Continue reading 10/31/2021 – 11/07/2021 Weekly Poem – [Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses] – by Antonella Anedda

10/24/2021 – 10/31/2021 Weekly Poem – Vanilla Boy – by Tadeusz Dabrowski

Vanilla Boyby Tadeusz Dabrowski Published in The Paris ReviewIssue no. 219 (Winter 2016) Sadomasochistic rain in Leipzig. It slaps the sidewalks.It sticks its fingers down their drains. It relieves itselfin the city center, then washes away the evidence, so thaton … Continue reading 10/24/2021 – 10/31/2021 Weekly Poem – Vanilla Boy – by Tadeusz Dabrowski

10/17/2021 – 10/24/2021 Weekly Poem – Art – by Herman Melville

Art BY HERMAN MELVILLE In placid hours well-pleased we dreamOf many a brave unbodied scheme.But form to lend, pulsed life create,What unlike things must meet and mate:A flame to melt—a wind to freeze;Sad patience—joyous energies;Humility—yet pride and scorn;Instinct and study; love … Continue reading 10/17/2021 – 10/24/2021 Weekly Poem – Art – by Herman Melville

10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – Weekly Poem – How to Write a Poem in a Time of War – by Joy Harjo

Poems for Monarch Writers poem of the week are chosen by Monarch Writers Member and Poet Jennifer Patino. Read her work at http://www.thistlethoughts.com/ You can’t begin just anywhere. It’s a wreck.                   … Continue reading 10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – Weekly Poem – How to Write a Poem in a Time of War – by Joy Harjo