Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lilliput Review Issue #178

This latest collection includes poems about poems, late evenings and moonlight, and Zen filled moments. As always, I enjoyed a great many poems and can only share a small portion, I hope you enjoy them:

I forget the words
yet I remember the poem,

it is what carried me away from here
in the first place.

By: Charlie Mehrhoff of Oakland, Maine

The first two lines definitely struck a chord with me, how about you? Often you can remember a poem but not all of its exact words. The second two lines give it a sense of adventure, a poem that beckoned across the miles for you to explore outside your daily comfort zone. Thank you, Mr. Mehrhoff, for a short poem that hits the proverbial nail on the head.

the face
I prepared
the firmness slipped
and Buddha crept in

By: Sanford Goldstein from Shibata-Shi, Japan

I picture a face hardened by life, then softened by the teachings of Buddha. I imagine enlightenment shining from the poet’s eyes.

old tombstone—

“life is long/eternity short”
reading it twice

By: John Elsberg of Arlington, Virginia

Yes, I too, read this twice. Then I read it again. Such a vivid picture and insight in so few words, don’t you agree? You cannot help but wonder how the phrase “life is long/eternity short” came into being from the loved ones honoring their departed. Food for thought, don’t you agree?

I hope you enjoyed a short sample of this issue, each issue is $1.00 for those of you who would like a copy for yourself.
Don Wentworth’s blog, titled Issa’s Untidy Hut, allows visitors to listen to rock music, learn about poetry, and gives us the opportunity to subscribe to his journal or purchase the latest chapbook. It’s a wonderful site and the comments section is always enjoyable to read. Please visit using the link below:


Thanks always for reading, please click in tomorrow for more Poems Found by Poet Hound…

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