Tag Archives: Poetry

It’s the End of the World As We Know It — Vol. 43

That’s great, it starts with an earthquake Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid “It’s the End of the World (As We Know It)” R.E.M., Document (R.E.M. No. 5) It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine . . . Why? Well because it’s another epic “end […]

“And I know what it means to be alive” – Vol. 42

“—we can lie on the bed and imagine ourselves away—” – Allen Ginsberg, Collected Poems 1947-1997    *** If I lay here If I just lay here Would you lie with me And just forget the world? Forget what we’re told Before we get too old Show me a garden That’s bursting into life Let’s […]

The Day the World Went Away – Vol. 16r (repost with new introduction)

Hello, Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home? “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd, The Wall. Performance by David Gilmour. Hello? Can you hear me? I know it’s been forever and a day since we’ve made contact, but leave it to another premiere of The Walking Dead […]

Spiders and Black Cats and Wolves, Oh My! Vol. 2r (repost)

Where oh where did the time go? Funny, I usually find myself asking a similar question right after Halloween, where oh where did the candy go? We resurrect a little something special for you this week…no tricks at all, just lots of delicious calorie-free treats Words style. A post from last year about this time, our second volume, […]

“but the rain is full of ghosts tonight” – Vol. 40 (LIT)

“So many things I would have done / But clouds got in my way.” – Joni Mitchell, Both Sides Now We visit the Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a special mix of Words on love, regret, longing, and aging. Or in other words, life. We hope you enjoy the selections. If you spot a favorite, or have one […]

“The Whole World is Haunted Now” -Vol. 39

“I miss you. I missed you even when I was with you. Back at the camp, it wasn’t you who did it. You were wrong, because I’m still here, and you could be too and he could be. I know the answer – I know why.” ~Michonne *** You may have noticed Words has been […]

“is this a message, finally, or just another day?” – Vol. 38

Good morning and a Happy Weekend to you all! Summer is in full swing around here–though I know for many, Winter is howling and moaning its chilly call. No matter your weather, hopefully this totally random mix of words will bring some sunshine to your soul while you’re reading. This weekend’s randomness comes mostly from […]

“My hair is being pulled by the stars again” – Vol. 36 (LIT)

“I warned you clearly An omnivorous poet, I eat everything.” – Elvira Riveiro Tobío, from “Carnia Haikai“ We visit the Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a potpourri of words; a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but when mixed together, go down pretty smoothly. We hope you enjoy the selections. Have […]

Words, Words, Words (and an announcement) – Vol. 35

This week’s selections are a sampling of some of the most popular posts we’ve run at our daily Words site, Words for the Year. Are you following us there yet? It’s one post per day (sometimes two if both Jennie and I post), usually a poem or a quote. It’s a low-key, no-pressure site; comments and […]

The Cat’s Meow – Vol. 34

“They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, “Can he name a kitten?” ~Samuel Butler *** Since last week was for the Birds, what better topic for this week than Cats? Since birds and cats go together like, well, like, Sylvester and Tweety. As dogs chase […]