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Random Acts of Poetry

Had a hard time deciding what to call this. Writing Wednesday and Wordy Wednesday have interesting sounds but don't really go with random acts of poetry which is my subject for today.

Guess I should tell you what that is hmmm. It is obviously a day out of checkiday but it touches my interest in poetry as well.

Random acts of Poetry is just that, putting poetry in unexpected places for people to see and read. One of my favourite ways to do this was to put bits of poetry inside library books I had read before returning them.

I don't borrow hard-cover or soft-cover books anymore. Everything I read is electronic either through Kindle or my local library. So I don't do that any more. I also spend very little time outside my home so I can't stick bits and pieces of poetry on signs and things.

Spring

William Shakespeare

When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: Oh word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!
When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,
And merry larks are plowmen’s clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,
And maidens bleach their summer smocks,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: Oh word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!

For this and other Poetry stuff check out Poetry In Voice 

big ghosts

LARISSA LAI

big ghosts contra
band my diction war
korea's north sees red as
america flags china's chopped limb

british crowns hong kong
cut for duplicity more capitalist than capitalist
trades commie goods
slant contagion

door slam hello hunger
remember japan's occupation
desperate flee inland seeking
kuomintang line as red gushes sweet at first
from north only to double back
in broken glass kneeling

we flay ourselves in dismay
headless corpses fragrance harbour
grandfather costumes jewellery chains debt
as father uncles scramble door to door
against america's abandonment

we dream superior technology
car camera oven
made of butter cookie tin

we joy our small
we praise america

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