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Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Topeka
They carved the letters yellow,
the wood around the letters green,
chained a picnic table to the grass
out near where the roof of the dead
mall directs a crack
of sunset to radiate the Burger King sign gold.
Last place open after midnight:
then apartment windows hold
stars and satellites in the cold.
A creek runs like a paper fold
from one corner of park to other,
twenty or thirty blocks from where
she took her first breaths of infancy
in the only city I know of
with the letters for poet
that does not also carry
a port or a point in its name.
|July 16, 2015||Mozart Songbook||Joan Larkin|
|July 15, 2015||Stammering translated sonnet in which the poet sends the rains of Havana to her love in New York||Suzanne Gardinier|
|July 14, 2015||Poem for Beachheads & Briars||Michael Robins|
|July 13, 2015||Ever||Meghan O'Rourke|
|July 12, 2015||Of Love: A Sonnet||Robert Herrick|
|July 11, 2015||The Thaw||Henry David Thoreau|
|July 10, 2015||Living Room||David Yezzi|
|July 09, 2015||Touching the Floor||Max Ritvo|
|July 08, 2015||Stridulation Sonnet||Jessica Jacobs|
|July 07, 2015||The Children||TJ Jarrett|