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Poetry Innovations, from Sculpture to Animation

Poetry Innovations, from Sculpture to Animation

David J. Bauman:

It’s about time for me to swing shift through the rest of the Easter weekend. Since I won’t see you until I ressurect on the other side (of said weekend; let’s not be so literal and dramatic, shall we?), I am doing the unthinkable and reblogging one of my own posts, from nearly two years ago. Since it is National Poetry Month–international now it seems, I think posts like this…

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Flashback Friday, Matthew MacFadyen Does Poems

Flashback Friday, Matthew MacFadyen Does Poems

matthew_macfadyen

Matthew Macfadyen (Photo credit: mundo Floser)

I know, the recent trend is Throwback Thursday, but as a poet, I just cannot do it. Too many other meanings to “throwback.” When I was a kid dad took us fishing, and the fish that were too small got thrown back. I cannot help associate throwbacks with things that are not worth keeping, things that must be tossed away as insufficient. Sorry, that’s…

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A Thursday Love Poem, Samuel West Makes a “Proposal”

A Thursday Love Poem, Samuel West Makes a “Proposal”

It’s the third Thursday of (inter)National Poetry Month and we have yet to indulge ourselves in a Thursday Love Poem. Well, we are overdue, aren’t we? We started this occasional feature back in October with the poem which serves as its flagship piece, “Thursday,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. If you want to get an idea of what a Thursday Love Poem is here on the Dad Poet, just remember the example…

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Brilliant. Fun. Awesome.

Brilliant. Fun. Awesome.

April Snow and Some School Bus Poems

April Snow and Some School Bus Poems

English: Picture of a Flip Mino HD video camera.

Should I add a donate button so I can upgrade my equipment?

Actually, I think we escaped this year with barely a flurry. Wait. I may be speaking too soon, the forecast I’m looking at on my tablet has rain with a low of 28° F this Tuesday and a slight chance of a flurry. And that’s despite a ridiculous summer preview today with a high just over 80. Sigh. I am hoping the rest of the month is just…

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You Don’t Even Like Poetry, or Do You?

You Don’t Even Like Poetry, or Do You?

This Week in Poetry, Even for Non-Poets From "Eating Poetry"

Mark Strand, from “Eating Poetry”

I am truly tickled to see so much being written about poetry during this (inter)National Poetry Month to an audience outside the traditional poetry scene. Often people who claim to dislike poetry merely had a bad experience, likely in high school, as Billy Collinslikes to say “the place where poetry goes to die.” But it may…

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the good housekeeper

David J. Bauman:

Ah, this modern classic from Jaime Dedes is too good not to share. But why do I get a spring cold just in time for spring cleaning?

Originally posted on THE POET BY DAY in 2014, My Year of the Horse:

423px-Good_housekeeping_1908_08_aat sunrise with its shmears of
cream cheese clouds against
the quince-colored morning light,
Mrs. Goldberg is out of bed ~
a military tactician in war-time
no dust-bunny is safe, every

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Barbara Brownskirt Sets the Example

Barbara Brownskirt Sets the Example

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month (Photo credit: djwudi)

I tried to reblog this video the other night, but for some reason the video wouldn’t play so I had to delete it. When I went back to find it again, I lost track of what blog I had found it on in the first place, so I don’t know if the technical problem ever got solved. So whoever you are, if you are reading this now, thank you so much for introducing…

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vacataire:

ah yissss

Love him soooo much. Like a very old teen fanboy. 

vacataire:

ah yissss

Love him soooo much. Like a very old teen fanboy. 

Still learning to spell. Sorry.