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February 13, 2008

Antidote to Overstimulation

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — litlove @ 3:55 pm

From Tasting Rhubarb

how something
so plain pleases (more…)

Whatever Title You Think Works

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — litlove @ 3:45 pm

From Fig Crumbs

I haven’t much time so this is a bit of a rough draft.
A lot of the detail I’ll just have to leave to your imagination.
Don’t worry, it’s easy.
The only thing I know for sure is that I want thirty characters involved.
They don’t need names, you can think some up if you want to.
Whatever names you like, I don’t mind.
You could call them all the same name.
Bert. (more…)

January 28, 2008


Filed under: Poetry,Writing — litlove @ 12:07 pm

From Becoming Amethyst

If he’d have stolen a kiss, what
would’ve happened next? If he’d

leant in hard and pressed against
my heart-shaped mouth, his tongue (more…)

January 14, 2008

Something to Crow About

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — litlove @ 12:07 pm

From jillypoet: mom trying to write

Resolve to be more like a crow.
Be the first bird,
the first winged creature roughly
half the population sees
on the first day of the new year.
Change name from mom
to American mom. (more…)

God: The ‘Love Supreme’ Defence

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — litlove @ 12:03 pm

By Chris Powici, featured in Dogmatika

For the sake of argument let’s say it’s 1964
and an hour after he’s recorded ‘A Love Supreme’
at the Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey
John Coltrane comes round to my house
practically crying with joy. (more…)

January 1, 2008


Filed under: Poetry,Writing — litlove @ 12:07 pm

From Anne Holloway

Not another bloody stick.

Just how many does a small boy need to tool himself up for imaginary battle?

I know for a fact there are always two or three lying on the back seat of the car

for his sister to sit on and cry, “Oh God! What is that?” (more…)

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