When her father died

She moved the rocks in our garden
shuttling back and forth
letting the hauled stones
pull her hands
to the ground

© 2013, DannyPoet

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Nominated for 2013 Pushcart Prize

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Holy

smoke from a cigar wafts up,
sanctifying the sunrise,
the deer among the haystacks,
and the snow so deep and so very cold.

© 2013, Douglas Polk

Douglas Polk is a poet living in the wilds of central Nebraska with his wife and two boys, two dogs and four cats. Polk has had numerous poems published in many publications.

Nominated for 2013 Pushcart Prize

The Name

Courtesy of Nora Nadjarian

I remembered the name of the lilac tree
years after you told me.

I’m sorry I never retained plant names.
Only shades, and shapes.

Our whitewashed wall was once my favourite
but even that is fading.

© 2012, Nora Nadjarian

Nora Nadjarian is a poet and short story writer based in Nicosia, Cyprus – visit her at http://www.bettyboopinspired.blogspot.com.

Nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize