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Library

By Judith Bishop

after Czeslaw Milosz

 

Snow showers, lionesses, bakeries,

summer beds, armed rangers,

paradox and dream alight in me.

 

I rise from my porticoes

waiting for the children, who are poets.

 

The ...

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The Library of Names

By Eileen Chong

Today is about finding out. Fill in

a card at the desk. Write your name

with a pencil. Print if you know how. Drop

 

the card down a slot cut ...

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The Disappearing

The Disappearing has been redeveloped and we invite you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

Library Animals

By Toby Fitch

(after Shakespeare)

 

She follows me up

to the eighth floor of the library

where eerie dust,

 

shushed by a coy

draught, stirs

amongst the shelves.

 

We snake in and out ...

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27 and no longer

By Stacks Poets

by Nicky Hurle


27 and no longer

Joining the throng of those

Gone before their time.

 

It doesn’t hurt here

Not physically, emotionally

It’s quiet and I am ...

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lackadaisical love letter

By Stacks Poets

by Zan

 

forwarding this loathsome love note to the sultan of subterfuge:

this neurosis is a continuing nightmare you nurtured,

you taunted my paranoia and my soul you captured.

the ...

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2P

By Stacks Poets

by Zan 


Our  passive silence seemed to hold this street hostage,

Her despotic display of wealth and snobbery mars the serenity of our collective solace,

Robbed of our designated parking ...

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Untethered

By Stacks Poets

 

by Melanie Cunningham

 

Our collars, iridescent violet-green

Shimmer an oily slick of feather ends

Over our scraggy chests.

Warily dart-eyed we serve ourselves

The Willowpattern crumbs from afternoon tea-time.

 

Presently ...

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Wasted Dreams

By Stacks Poets

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Alien Poem

By Stacks Poets

by Nicky Hurle

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Parrots of the mountains

By Stacks Poets

by Ondine Evans


A slow slow creaking call, as ponderous as the upswept midnight wings, echoes across the mountain ...

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Inward breath

By Stacks Poets

 

by Melanie Cunningham


The quality of experience is different

The soul’s space is wider, deeper, higher

The feel of the air is gentler on the skin,

And silky on ...

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Found

By Stacks Poets

by Jo Langdon 

 

Wander absently

through this

                            place, where air retains

a calling:

toothless whispers;

 

gravel pockets,

white lines in the tall grass ...

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Words in italics are from the The Doctor’s show on Triplej

By Stacks Poets

 

by Melanie Cunningham


Bird calls and traffic are a good soundtrack

For the awakening bustle in the field by the railway.

Long hushed cane platters and glass lampshades see the ...

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Bind us to no master

By Stacks Poets

by Ondine Evans


Bind us to no master,

o intemperate winds.

We float above the city,

our only shackles

our collars, iridescent violet-green.

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Hyde Park

By Stacks Poets

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Hermes

By Stacks Poets

by Ondine Evans


Walking backwards, away from the cave,

I take my flock of thoughts out of circulation,

Hiding in plain sight.

The pursuers will follow my trail to the ...

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Ode to the new generation!

By Stacks Poets

by Kat Campbell


bind us to no master

defying definition

you cannot pin us to your wall

with little boxes

neatly arranged

 

clinging not to Nietzche,

Buddah

Dawkins

not to ...

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