Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Paul Christensen: Winter is Dying

It is a relief just to breathe again without a shudder. The past has been very hard on us, with the terrible vengeance of a disease we can’t control, a government in tatters from the lies and treachery of a tyrant eager to become a New World Putin.

February 28, 2021 · 3 Comments

Hayden Saunier: How I Suit Up for Winter Storms

Boots from my son’s eighth grade year,
outgrown far faster than the heart-deep
humiliations he bore for being gay
that I could not protect him from.

February 6, 2021 · 6 Comments

Joy Gaines-Friedler: Winter, Go Ahead

see the moon lay its Templar light
over everything
even the swing-set in its cold metal

December 23, 2020 · 11 Comments

Christina Rossetti: From Sunset to Star Rise

Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not: I am no summer friend, but wintry cold, A silly sheep benighted from the fold, A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot. … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Billy Clem: Winter

I’m eating at the local Shell, again, a hot dog, wrinkled as an old hitchhiker’s thumb, with a bag of chips and a lottery ticket I can’t devour but would … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

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