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POEMS BY MAX REIF: The Difference Between Happiness and Contentment, Blessed Afternoon, White Guy in an Asian Supermarket, Cities

POEMS BY MAX REIF: The Difference Between Happiness and Contentment, Blessed Afternoon, White Guy in an Asian Supermarket, Cities

The Difference Between Happiness and Contentment “Happy?” I asked my girl friend long ago, my long-ago girl friend as...
April 12, 2014 × 0 comments

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POEMS BY R. GERRY FABIAN: Dated Evidence, Mistaken Identity

POEMS BY R. GERRY FABIAN: Dated Evidence, Mistaken Identity

Dated Evidence Spider plants hang everywhere;they are badly in need of water.Half a mug of cold coffeewith lipstick stainsrests...
March 23, 2014 × 0 comments

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POEM BY KATYA BITAR: The Combination

POEM BY KATYA BITAR: The Combination

The Combination I am absolutely positiveThat in absolutely every dimension,In every alternate universe my energy ripples through,It...
February 5, 2014 × 1 comment

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POEMS BY MAX REIF: A Political Map of the Poet’s Insides, Putting My Questions to the Trees, California Autumn Poem, The Open Hand and the Closed Fist

POEMS BY MAX REIF: A Political Map of the Poet’s Insides, Putting My Questions to the Trees, California Autumn Poem, The Open Hand and the Closed Fist

A Political Map of the Poet’s Insides It may not be visible, so I’m telling you: inside me there are countries where free...
January 1, 2014 × 0 comments

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POEMS BY WILLIAM WARD: Snow on Pine, Beaver Pond, Morning Meditation at the Desert Botanical Garden

POEMS BY WILLIAM WARD: Snow on Pine, Beaver Pond, Morning Meditation at the Desert Botanical Garden

Snow on Pine Clouds pass the sun warms snow clumps fall off branches spring back powder disappears into water pearls on needle...
December 30, 2013 × 0 comments

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JOURNEY FROM here TO HERE: Meher Baba devotional excerpts

JOURNEY FROM here TO HERE: Meher Baba devotional excerpts

The Mindful Word’s Max Reif recently released a book filled with poems and short prose pieces devoted to Meher Baba, the...
November 9, 2013 × 3 comments

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POEMS BY JULIA HONES: Insightful Encounter, Solitude

POEMS BY JULIA HONES: Insightful Encounter, Solitude

Insightful Encounter We met in a realm in which your eyes, the colour of honey, were charged with sorrow, the pain of your memories hung...
October 8, 2013 × 4 comments

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POEM BY JOHN PTACEK: Go, Kitty, Go

POEM BY JOHN PTACEK: Go, Kitty, Go

Go, Kitty, Go Thank you, birds, for singing on and on as my wife lay dying in her hospice bed. Your songs fixed me in the moment, made...
August 5, 2013 × 0 comments

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POEM BY JOHN PTACEK: I Erupt

POEM BY JOHN PTACEK: I Erupt

I Erupt It’s so quiet… The machinery of the universe is so quiet I forget it’s there. When I lean forward to sniff a lilac or...
July 20, 2013 × 0 comments