Last Rescued Bird

January 19, 2011

This Tuesday’s poem is Last rescued Bird by T. Clear.

Other Tuesday poems include:

Young Woman Marries the Farmer’s Son by Marisa Capetta

Helen Rickerby’s Partying with Katherine Mansfield

Mopani Worms by Clare Beynon

Black Dog by Sarah-Jane Barnett

Question by May Swenson

The Butcher by Elizabeth Welsh

Headache by Amy Brown

Here’s to a Little Rebirth by Eileen D. Moeller

Blessing by Greg O’Connell

After Reading Auden by Mary McCallum 

Ripple by Helen Heath

From the Inuit by Susan Landry

Lament for Lost Literary Comfort by Andrew Bell

Putting In The Seed by Robert Frost

I Like My Own Poems by Jack Grapes

You Do Not Need Many Things  by Taigu Ryōkan

Time and Materials by Robert Hass

Haiku by Kobayashi Issa

The Ministry of Going In by Christine Paice

American Names by Stepehn Vincent Benét

Is It Possible by Melissa Shook


Why Do We Do What We Do?

December 21, 2010

This Tuesday’s poem is Why Do We Do What We Do by James Brown.

Sarah Jane Barnett who is this week’s editor paired the Tuesday Poets in a poetic version of  ”Secret Santa”  to post a poem or other offering by their ‘partner’ poet.

The results are linked in the sidebar and include:

How She Holds Her Head by Mary McCallum

Grapefruit by Clare Beynon

Cake With Fruit by Therese Clear

Christmas Baubles from Northland by Elizabeth Welsh

The Middle Ground by Belinda Hollyer

Elizabeth and Mary by Kathleen Jones

Kitchen Sonnets by Catherine Fitchett

Albedo by Harvey Malloy

Unnoticed by Harvey McQueen

countadowncountdownAuckland Countdown by Renee Liang

Xmas by Susan Landry

Christ in Aotearoa by Andrew Bell

Nerves by Sarah Jane Barnett

Burning With Joan of Arc by Helen Rickerby

Christmastide by Helen Lowe

Barksoup Winter by Jennifer Compton


Cow Poem

November 16, 2010

Tuesday’s poem goes rural this week with Cow Poem by Chris Mansell.

Other Tuesday poems with links in the sidebar include:

Under the Influence by Mary McCallum.

A Manner of Speaking by Clare Beynon.

Rudyard Kipling’s Smuggler’s Song at An Affliction of Poetry took me back to primary school:

If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet,
Don’t go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street,
Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie.
Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by.
Five and twenty ponies,
Trotting through the dark –
Brandy for the Parson, ‘Baccy for the Clerk.
Laces for a lady; letters for a spy,
Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by!  . .

Then there’s two which are both sad and powerful:

Vesper Sparrow’s How I died and Harvey McQueen’s Life Sentence.


The Hand That Signed the Paper

November 13, 2010

The Hand That Signed the Paper by Dylan Thomas was this Tuesday’s poem.

Among the 0ther Tuesday poets linked in the side bar which caught my eye were:

Ruby the Dark Haired Girl (1887-1997) at Bigger Than Ben Hur.

How to Pour Madness into a Teacup by Abegail Morely at A Writer’s Life.

Influenza at Vesper Sparrow’s Nest.

And Masking Tape’s a Must by Clare Beynon.


Ode to Chocolate

October 29, 2010

This Tuesday’s Poem is the delicious Ode to Chocolate by Barbara Crooker.

Tow other Tuesday poets who celebrated food:

Harvey McQueen with To Autumn by Ian Wedde.

Clare Beynon with her own Doris Plum.


The Time of the Giants

October 20, 2010

The Time of the Giants by Anne Kennedy is this Tuesday’s Poem.

Among contributions from other Tuesday poets  are:

 Deep Sea Swimming by Pam Morrison at Cadence.

Harvey McQueen’s Reading Janet Frame at Stoatspring.

Sotto Voce by Clare Beynon at All Finite Things reveal Infinitude.

Thanks by W.A. Merwin at Belinda Hollyer.

Savai’i by Mary McCallum, at O Audacious Book.

And Mariana Isara at Type What You See chose Being the Poem from Walt Whitman’s preface to Leaves of Grass.


After Tomato Picking

September 29, 2010

This Tuesday’s poem is After Tomato Picking by Maria Garcia Teutsch.

If you click on the links to other Tuesday poets in the side bar you’ll find other poems including:

Stone is not Stone by Carson McCullers; Mary McCallum’s The Bookshop, Clare Beynons’ Daylight SavingBoys, Please Don’t Rock The Boat by Alicia Ponder and Dutch Interior by Eillen Moeller.


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