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Seth's Poem 2012

The Maker: Where I’m From

This poem made my eyes fill with tears when the Maker read it to me. Maybe because he’s the youngest, maybe because there were so many unexpected insights offered, line after line. I can’t decide whether it’s very twelve (years old) and boy¬†(so much food!), or entirely, surprisingly, out of the boundaries of that sort […]

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umbrella poem

Umbrella Poem

The Maker is on a roll. Clearly the train theme from earlier in the week is still running, but today he’s responding to the three-day deluge with humor and creativity. Umbrellas keep you dry from the rain Just like if your riding a trian, Umbrellas keep you from the sun, When your having so much […]

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The Maker models the winner's sash he helped make

Bad Bad Poetry Contest Winner

I have some awesome online friends. They are fearless and have mountains of self-esteem. They dug deep and sacrificed their good name and reputation in order to keep me from being the only wretched soul airing my bad poetry, and I thank them for this. And you, the readers, have chosen a Bad Bad Poetry […]

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Bad Bad Poetry

Bad Bad Poetry

Bad poetry in 7th grade is like the plague; it sweeps inevitably through (probably related to poor hygiene) and takes a monstrous toll; the survivors recover, bury the dead, and try to face life once again. This heinous sheet of notebook paper should have been buried to prevent future outbreaks, but my mother kept it, […]

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Four Love Poems

I’ve just started Love’s Labour’s Lost (imagine! A Shakespeare comedy with no weddings in it!) and it has put me on a love poetry reading jag. Emily Dickinson got me going with this one (c. 1880), so apropos of LLL: We shall find the Cube of the Rainbow. Of that, there is no doubt. But […]

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