Category Archives: Poetry

The Coring of the Six Hundred (with apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Row on row, row on row, Row on row stationed Sick at their monitors Sat the six hundred. “You may now type your Username” Said the test proctor. Set up for failure Sat the six hundred.   “Enter your password … Continue reading

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What Happens When Amateurs Write “Standards”

John Martin, illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost, “Satan Presiding at Internal Council.” (Or is this an illustration of a meeting of the CCSSO and NGA to come up with a totalitarian set of “standards” to foist upon everyone else … Continue reading

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The Student of Bliss

Sasha considered the many options, the programs and catalogs of the various schools, those close to home, and those far away, and decided to become a student of bliss. Bright girl, she could have taken most any course of study. … Continue reading

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Terroir

Terroir[1] | Bob Shepherd             For Scott Fray Listen. In the gloaming, a dog is barking, a frog croaking. Ravens gather at the wood’s edge. Light thickens, And its very thickening invites you to attune … Continue reading

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