Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lilliput Review #169

What I love in this collection are the pairings of poems clumped together through similar words (not poems, just words) such as “quiet”, “silence” and “firefly.” The cover is spooky to me in a good way, a figure with a darkened face and an outline of a body to greet you as you open the pages. This little journal left me feeling at peace and inspired. I hope you feel the same with some of the following poems:

empty leaves zig zag
from cold branches to the pond –
no sound of water

John K. Rutenberg,
Myrtle Beach, SC

I think this is a lovely nature poem, don’t you? The “empty leaves” echo the last line “no sound of water” tying in the silence of the moment.

James Moore

Last Night the man who said he wrote
seven poems a day might have rolled
a grenade into the room, he left us so
stunned. This morning, the city still quiet,
soft late rain writes a different poem
on each luminous tree.

J. Zimmerman
Santa Cruz, CA

I love the lasting effect of the man, James Moore, of his statement leaving everyone, and even the city, stunned for a while afterwards.

somewhere near
the deep well of silence
it waits for me

John Elsberg
Arlington, VA

A mysterious silence that you can fill with so many of your own ideas, I wonder what Mr. Elsberg’s “it” is?

an old cemetery –
one by one
the fireflies go out

M. Kei
Perryville, MD

Another mysterious poem! I doubt this cemetery could sound any spookier if it makes fireflies turn out the lights.

I hope you enjoyed this little sample. Each journal is only $1.00 and you can find out more along with reading poems from back issues at:

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Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks again for another introspective reading ... Don

Poet Hound said...

Always welcome, more will be on display for Lilliput Review tomorrow...