Poems from the 20th Anniversary Authors' Anthology

January 6th, 2018 by admin

New poem by Kim Shuck 2017 Poet Laureate of San Francisco Drought Break Weaving of water is layered Sitting in the rain Feet dragging in the runoff I know there are trees coming down tonight Drought tired Clots of soil run free Sailors still catch and spill Windpainting Still navigate by song Remember...
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Posted in: Forever Journal,

So Many Voices

January 2nd, 2018 by admin

Poetic Matrix Press' 20th Anniversary Authors' Anthology 246 pages, Price $20.00, available from Small Press Distribution (SPD) www.spdbooks.org With material from our 60 books and 45 authors (including new pieces from many) this is a true reflection of So Many Voices that we have had the privilege...
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Posted in: Poets Comment into the World,

James Downs 

May 27th, 2017 by admin

Refining the moment Reach out a quavering hand to touch rock  bird bones may be Hollow... but they are heavy  .  colors of Fall are proportional to colors of Spring  there's a giant in the Sky prepared to roar  .  find yourself in company of No less than three  Genealogy tells only part of a...
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James Downs

February 21st, 2016 by admin

Here are two poems that have similar subjects enough to be connected.   Speak it into being I didn't believe but .......I spoke it into being and ever infinitesimal .......I became what I am and that is what I was meant .......to be all this journeying time   Wait long enough and something...
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James Downs

July 19th, 2015 by admin

ONE STORY OF HOMELESSNESS In an online discussion about donating to the homeless, I waited to see if any other people who had been homeless in their life responded. I find it fascinating that we as a species make judgements without even asking what that person's experience has been. I like the person...
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James Downs

May 30th, 2015 by admin

137 bullets (a lament) . . shots rang out…rang out…rang out they have them cornered and shots started ringing out…it was as if 13 fingers resting against 13 triggers couldn’t hold back any more and so shots rang out…rang out…rang out . no one even knew if they were alive or dead inside . . James Downs...
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THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

May 16th, 2015 by admin

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES by James Downs Too many people are paying no attention. Too much is going by in front of     them, because they, like everyone else, have busy lives. ...But what is not understood is that the plans, the legislation, that are hidden in lies and disguising words, affects every...
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