William Carlos Williams — The Widow’s Lament In Springtime

William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) Sorrow is my own yardwhere the new grassflames as it has flamedoften before but notwith the cold firethat closes round me this year.Thirty-five yearsI lived with my husband.The plum tree is white todaywith masses of flowers.Masses of flowersload the cherry branchesand color some bushesyellow and …

Patricia Carroll Mathes – Another Lovely Day

Patricia Carroll Mathes (January 20, 1943 -) Thank you for another lovely day,”you said, as we drove to yet anothertemporary lodging.These days are hard,but you make them easier.The smoke that permeates our clothes,the darkened rooms smelling of disaster.The charred remains of two livesloving books, music, and art.Two sisters, the sweet and the serious,resident ladies of …

Mary Jo Salter – Complaint For Absolute Divorce

Mary Jo Salter August 15, 1954 -) A little something to endorse: Download attachment, print and sign Complaint for Absolute Divorce, the lawyer wrote with casual force. Yet why complain? The suit was mine. A little something to endorse “Complaint”: sheer poetry, of course, more lofty than Lament or Whine. Complaint for Absolute Divorce: so …