Beanery Online Literary Magazine

March 5, 2011

Shepherds of Buchenwald

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SHEPHERDS OF BUCHENWALD

Walter

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It’s nearly night time now…

Even the crows have found their rest.

But there will be no rest for me

‘til I hear you (more…)

November 23, 2010

Wait Until the Coffee’s Poured

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WAIT UNTIL THE COFFEE’S POURED

Janice McLaughlin

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For holiday meals, the same rules apply

All families have them, there is good reason why.

Wash your hands before sitting, keep elbows off the table

Children should be seen not heard,

Don’t call your cousin a nerd.

Don’t complain because the kitchen swelters.

And whatever you do — don’t interrupt your elders.

No slurping, burping, or passing gas

If you need something, ask someone to pass.

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     It was Thanksgiving, I was about fourteen. Of course my two obnoxious (male) cousins were there, as well as three female cousins. It was the usual huge family celebration with both my Mother’s and Dad’s parents and siblings, and their husbands, wives, and their children.

     A meal that took more than a day to prepare was usually over in about an hour. This time it was cut short.

     I didn’t ask someone to pass the olives. I reached for them. At that moment someone was (more…)

February 14, 2010

To Andrea Bocelli: A Valentine

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TO ANDREA BOCELLI: A VALENTINE

Joanne McGough

My Tuscan tenor,

                  My glorious man.

I see your image, hear your voice

                  And catch my breath ‘ere I drown in both.

Abandoning all pride

                 I succumb to your (more…)

November 19, 2009

The Hunter is Caught

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THE HUNTER IS CAUGHT

Bo Brocious

SO FOCUSED

SO QUICK AND

OH! SO SKILLED

 

TOO LATE!

CAUGHT BY SOMETHING UNKNOWN

“HOW DARE THEY TOUCH

MY MAGNIFICENT FEATHERS!”

 

WHAT POWER he must have had

LARGE BLACK OWL EYES FOLLOW

The furry little fellow

Running thru the dried leaves

 

CAUGHT IN THE CLAWS OF THE

UNKNOWN

MERCY IS GRANTED

 

FEATHERS ON THE WIND!!!!

 

SO FOCUSED

SO QUICK and

OH! SO SKILLED

This poem was inspired by the entrapment of an owl as reported in the post, It’s Been an Animal Day (direct link: http://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/its-been-an-animal-day/  ).

Photos of the owl can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4085249240/ & http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4085248082/in/photostream/ &  http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4085247888/in/photostream/

 ADDITIONAL READING:

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

THE KILLER KITTEN

CAT by Brendan K.

GRANDKITTY

HEIDI

LOSS AND LOVE

SHALIMAR

The “Meow” Chorus: A cat symphony on a Greyhound Bus

WHAT RIGHTS DO CATS HAVE, I ASK

October 27, 2009

Halloween Night

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HALLOWEEN NIGHT

Kathleen Clark

Hey, there, Halloween eyes

master of disguise

lurking around in the dark

giving my heart a jump-start!

Darkness unfurls like Dracula’s cape

swirling around the mustard moon

soon…very soon…

the living dead will escape…

Gliding across misty fields, lurking down inky alleys

little ghouls and goblins

slink on cat feet, ring doorbells on pumpkin-lit porches

then RUN SCREAMING…

It’s a devilishly scary night

so slip inside and revel in the fright

of cobwebbed corners, flickering lights

blood-curdling screams!!!

Shiver with delight as you sit

cross-legged with flashlight

reading ghostly, sanguine tales

of horror and doom.

ADDITIONAL READING:

True Love

THE KILLER KITTEN

THE HAUNTED CABIN IN THE WOODS

JOURNEY’S END

Ghostly white pumpkins of the Lunar variety

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

August 8, 2009

MY MUSE

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MY MUSE

Diana R. Hunt

 My Muse strolls by the rivers of my mind

she returns from her holiday,

carrying a wondrous something for me;

the sepia then meets the parchment,

from the quill the words do flow;

wishes, memories, observations and dreams,

gathered together lovingly,

to be shared with the world as a quiet song.

 ADDITIONAL READING:

Bookshelves of Conscious

Moose, Goose, Deer

Two Haikus: A Summer Day & Night Sky

June 5, 2009

Desolate Air

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DESOLATE AIR

Erin York

 

The smell of yellow roses and stale seaweed ache,

Potent in the beach cabin

 

Pots and pans catch rain

From the caved-in roof

Shingles, half-buried in wet sand, leak,

Their color smearing the ground.

 

Rivulets of water

Splash up from under

Broken boards, reach out to touch the (more…)

May 13, 2009

Mother’s Day

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MOTHER’S DAY

Fran

Two toddler boys run in for hugs and kisses,
     but someone’s missing
Two little boys, bearing gifts made themselves,
     but someone’s missing
My teenage sons, now working, take mom out for lunch,
     but (more…)

April 22, 2009

The Life (and death) Cycle of the Ice Cream Soda

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THE LIFE (AND DEATH) CYCLE OF THE ICE CREAM SODA

Erin York

 

Birth of the ice cream soda

Into a frosted glass

 

The busiest drink

Trying to devour

Its confines and escape

 

Burning and fizzing,

Jumping and whizzing

Down a (more…)

April 17, 2009

A Cry For Goodness

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A CRY FOR GOODNESS

Jane Lipsius Driver

 

 

If I could bend to Love,
Though now uncertain of my fate,
Eternally cursing my freedom,
Would you afterward not veil me in dishonor?

To stand in the brightness
And give evidence of your loving
This veil keeps beyond my reach
A reverence bestowed upon another.

My soul stands l (more…)

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