With Feeling by Pat Mora
Far Away by Pat Mora
Songs by Pat Mora
Mundo de Agua by Pat Mora
Sisters by Pat Mora
Breathing Freely by A Paige Reid

“Don’t they see it shimmering
on my skin, plain for all to see?
I burn with feeling.”

~ Pat Mora,
With Feeling

My Cross-eyed Cat by Pat Mora
Three Loves by Pat Mora
Love Haiku by Pat Mora
Four-Letter Word by Pat Mora
Lonely Day by Pat Mora
Against the Odds by A Paige Reid

“Shakespeare said, “Love
is in the eye,” and
you, O Cat, are my private

~ Pat Mora,
My Cross-eyed Cat

3 a.m. Blues by Pat Mora
Secrets by Pat Mora
Opposites by Pat Mora
You’re Beautiful by Pat Mora
Summer Love by Pat Mora
Just a Number by A Paige Reid

“I confess I’m amazed to be so spellbound
on our wacky opposites merry-go-round.”

~ Pat Mora,

Mysterious by Pat Mora
Ode to Teachers by Pat Mora
My Song by Pat Mora
Searching for Something by Frances Bloom
Crowder Mountain by Frances Bloom
The Curse of Knowing by A Paige Reid

at the way
the night
is coming down”

~ Frances Bloom,
Crowder Mountain

A Letter a Ghost Left Behind by Ramona Meisel
Lessons to Love a Ghost by Ramona Meisel
Millennial Blues by Frances Bloom
Church Bells of Avalon by Frances Bloom
Another Day by Frances Bloom
Opposites by A Paige Reid

“Don’t forget
never —
It’s the least you can do”

~ Ramona Meisel,
Lessons to Love a Ghost

I Lie Here by Frances Bloom
Daydreams of Jacob by Frances Bloom
Saloon by Frances Bloom
Young Flesh, Old Pains by Frances Bloom
Wildfire by Frances Bloom
A Passing Breeze by A Paige Reid

“I never find myself in these people”

~ Frances Bloom,
Young Flesh, Old Pains

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth
I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud by William Wordsworth
In Black Earth, Wisconsin by Andrea Musher
To Be Somebody by Langston Hughes
Laughing Down Lonely Canyons by James Cavenaugh
You by A Paige Reid

“Their colours and their forms, were then to me
an appetite; a feeling and a love,
that had no need of a remoter charm”

~ William Wordsworth,
Lines Composed a Few Miles
above Tintern Abbey

Stars by Langston Hughes
A Blessing by James Wright
Ode to the West Wind by Percy B. Shelley
When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer by Walt Whitman
The Yachts by William Carlos Williams
Upward by A Paige Reid

“Out of the little breath of oblivion
that is night,
take just
one star.”

~ Langston Hughes,

The Orange by Wendy Cope
Wake Up, Mario by Martin Espada
The Eolian Harp by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When I have fears that I may cease to be by John Keats
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
Never Again by A Paige Reid

“I love you. I’m glad I exist.”

~ Wendy Cope,
The Orange

Revisionary by Robert Pinsky
The Dawn of Me by Jeff Morley
The Low Road by Marge Piercy
Cuttin’ Rushes by Moira O’Neill
Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats
Overdue by A Paige Reid

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all
ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

~ John Keats,
Ode on a Grecian Urn

[The whale already] by Kimiko Hahn
The Bread I Have Will Only Break For You by Frances Bloom
Texas Hill Country by Frances Bloom
My Thoughts Turn Homeward by Frances Bloom
Moonlight by Frances Bloom
Our Dance by A Paige Reid

“My restless glitter
will smile down,
filling the night with everything
I could not
give the day.”

~ Frances Bloom,

Length of the Moon by Arna Botemps
Outside of Von’s Express by Frances Bloom
In Dreams by Frances Bloom
A Man I Know by Frances Bloom
Ode to the Lucky Ones by Frances Bloom
Faith by A Paige Reid

“But this morning
I woke up with a smile.
I soaked up a moment of peace.”

~ Frances Bloom,
In Dreams

Trees at Night by Helene Johnson
The Locker Room on Sumner by Frances Bloom
The Whole Head is Hurt by Frances Bloom
How Can by Frances Bloom
September by Frances Bloom
Shimmer by A Paige Reid

“How can the wind dance at my window,
when I lie in pieces
with the night?”

~ Frances Bloom,
In Dreams

Crossing the Line by E. Ethelbert Miller
My Groans Pour Out Like Water by Frances Bloom
Wake Me by Frances Bloom
More and More by Frances Bloom
Feet are Burning by Frances Bloom
Insatiable by A Paige Reid

“Wake me
but only if my mind
stays quiet
and my heart
breathes still.”

~ Frances Bloom,
Wake Me

Mutability by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Late Afternoon Stroll on the Cliffs by Laure-Anne Bosselaar
In Ruins by Frances Bloom
Voice of Dawn by Frances Bloom
Far West Texas by Frances Bloom
Memory by A Paige Reid

“Voice of dawn
bring me strength today,
help me love myself
at least
be kind to myself.”

~ Frances Bloom,
Voice of Dawn

Why So This Quiet by Carl Phillips
What Color Did the Moon Dance? by Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Good Morning Blues by Frances Bloom
House of Mourning by Frances Bloom
Well Shit, Look at That by Frances Bloom
Key by A Paige Reid

“What color
did the moon dance
when you fell at my feet?”

~ Frances Bloom,
What Color Did the Moon Dance?

Standing by a Shelf by Brandon D. Johnson
On Trinity River by Frances Bloom
First Manic Episode by Frances Bloom
Wounded Soldier by Frances Bloom
Ode to a Fluted Dawn by Frances Bloom
Level by A Paige Reid

“You are the sun
you are the wind
I came here,
to hold your hand.”

~ Frances Bloom,
On Trinity River

The Flea by Gail Mazur
State Fairgrounds by Frances Bloom
A Quick Poem Before My Psychotherapy Appointment by Frances Bloom
A Rhythm to the Struggle by Frances Bloom
A Widow’s Whisper
(And I Ain’t Talkin’ About the California Kind) by Frances Bloom
Home for the Guest by A Paige Reid

“I buy the lot
in her magpie memory, wrapped in old Globes,
for what a cappuccino would cost,
or a Parisian mystery.”

~ Gail Mazur,
The Flea

No Images by Waring Cuney
Fixin’ to Die by Frances Bloom
When I Fall Into Dreaming by Frances Bloom
Junkie Blues by Frances Bloom
Gold in My Pocket by Frances Bloom
Contradictory by A Paige Reid

“When I fall into dreaming
it is just me and you kid,
mouthing our love as it always was,
and should have always been.”

~ Frances Bloom,
When I Fall Into Dreaming

We Pulled a Rose in Summer Time by Elizabeth Curtis Holman
I Love the Smoker by Frances Bloom
Death is Not Stronger Than Love by Frances Bloom
I Am Going to Rise This Morning by Frances Bloom
Road to Nowhere by Frances Bloom
Response to Obsidian by A Paige Reid

“I am going to rise
this morning,
and that is enough.”

~ Frances Bloom,
I Am Going to Rise This Morning

All the Time Blues Villanelle by Tim Seibles
The Call of the Barn Swallow by Frances Bloom
Ode to Weltschmerz by Frances Bloom
The Craftsman That Carves by Frances Bloom
My Love by Frances Bloom
The Monster I Know by A Paige Reid

“He looked at me
naked and flawed
and said you are perfect, may our souls
stay forever locked in time.”

~ Frances Bloom,
My Love

My Dead Friends by Marie Howe
Lost on Metropole Avenue by Frances Bloom
Wild Water by Frances Bloom
The Lamb is Worthy by Frances Bloom
On Faith by Frances Bloom
Echoing Pain by A Paige Reid

“The pines shiver below the stars
like the way dusty glitter
falls lonely
on twilight.”

~ Frances Bloom,
The Lamb is Worthy

Midnight Air in Louisville by Afaa Michael Weaver
Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning
My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
Fra Lippo Lippi by Robert Browning
Andrea del Sarto by Robert Browning
Response to ‘I Love You’ by A Paige Reid

“May I see you in flight
filling the space
beyond clouds and stars
where there is no need
of sun or moon”

~ Afaa Michael Weaver,
Midnight Air in Louisville

God Could Not Make Her a Poet by Cornelius Eady
I Tried to Live for a Rose Pogonia by Frances Bloom
Walk Across the Plains by Frances Bloom
Along the Railroad by Frances Bloom
Pecan Creek by Frances Bloom
Equals by A Paige Reid

“I wish this field of pastel pink could do it,
how I pray this twinkling orchid
could be enough.”

~ Frances Bloom,
I Tried to Live for a Rose Pogonia

The Sun, Mad Envious, Just Wants the Moon by Patricia Smith
Inevitabilities by Cleo Wade
Go to War by Frances Bloom
Golden Night by Frances Bloom
I Really Want to Know by Frances Bloom
Love by A Paige Reid

“Make your heart whole
& again
& again & again”

~ Cleo Wade,

Shadow by Bruce Nugent
Loony Bin Love Song by Frances Bloom
Me and the Devil by Frances Bloom
Southern Train Got My Lungs by Frances Bloom
Dirtbag Charmer by Frances Bloom
Flight by A Paige Reid

“A silhouette am I
On the face of the moon
Lacking color
Or vivid brightness
But defined all the clearer”

~ Bruce Nugent,

Exodus by Effie Lee Newsome
The Morning Sun by Frances Bloom
Blackbird Blues by Frances Bloom
Everything is Just About the Same by Frances Bloom
Sprinkle Me by Frances Bloom
Doggy Paddle by A Paige Reid

“No matter
how I walked
I could not stumble.
It had to be you,

~ Frances Bloom,
The Morning Sun

It Bruises, Too by Kwame Dawes
God’s Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Carrion Comfort by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Anaesthetic by A Paige Reid

“Glory be to God for dappled things”

~ Gerard Manley Hopkins,
Pied Beauty