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working09-WRITING HAND

April marks National Poetry Month. In tribute, here are a few selections for your reading pleasure.




Make notes gloat

Each time

You send them into the universe

Proud to be

The medium

By which you move

So many—


For their part,

In the joy

You create.

(C) 2006 Jennifer Brown Banks


This Distance

Can you touch me

from over there?

let my arms reach

& hold you

as long as this thought

can keep our hope alive

when I need to feel your presence

even at this distance

you’re near

& your love.

(C) 1992 Henry L. Jones

Excerpted from “Tell Me No Lies”



My muse rolled over

in bed

searched for my lips

in the dark

feeling and filling

the moisture between us

we slowly made a poem

afterwards I wrote it

she slept.

(C) 2008 Henry L. Jones


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