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Turk
Dresden Mills, ME / Oswego NY
Professor Emeritus of English Writing Arts, SUNY College at Oswego.
Interests: books, collecting books, writing books, criticizing books.
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Forgive us, love, for leaving you so soon. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Poetics and Ruminations
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I seek my father — that minister / of the deep — among the furniture / of my childhood. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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You just need to open your eyes and you'll see Kim Jong and I are the nuts on a tree! Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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"The CinC went on TV / To say Comey was fired...." Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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The haiku has perhaps been best described as “a moment of intense perception.” Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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The weeds pant / like the center of summer. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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“…his poems are like singing from the cemetery.” – Rhina Espaillat Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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"...the arbutus is a rosy boast / adrift in morning;..." Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
,,,once more. / The White Knight will stay asleep.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Every month’s the cruelest of the dozen, Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
President Obama / Is nothing but a spy. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Now, at last, there is no time. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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The dishwasher is eating the dishes. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Did Jeff Sessions / Talk to the Russians? Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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My country, 'tis of me.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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I am deeply sad to note the death of my old friend Nancy Willard on February 19th of this year. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
Emails from afar are calling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Gwendolyn Brooks died in 2007 as one of America’s most highly respected literary figures. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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They were not fools: our parents always knew / The mores, ways and words of all the white / Folk that surrounded us. / Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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Old King Trump was a grumpy old lump, / And a grumpy old lump was he. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
PART TWO Meow, meow, meow, Whose puss art thou? Not Donny Trump's puss, Not ever and not now. Trump is but a braggart baboon Who tootles a bad jazz bassoon. The end of this story: He'll go on to glory... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations
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It appears that all these years later he had decided to repay some of the “loans” he had received from his friends, including Jim Masterson and me, but when he tried to phone Jim, Peter discovered that Jim had recently died. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Poetics and Ruminations