Excised Stanzas and Lines

By Thomas Page Workshopping poetry means that many poems have their words excised to make them better. The original poems these came from may see the light of day but for now these excised stanzas and lines will be put on display. 1 Sweat glossed necks roll Turning curious heads looking At fenders crushed. Smiles … Continue reading Excised Stanzas and Lines

Academy Classics: Thrice

By Thomas Page Everybody in town knew about the murders. You couldn’t walk down Washington Street without someone tapping you on the shoulder to confirm what they already knew. The Harrisons had lived in this little ordinary house on top of Rodham Hill about fifteen long steps away from their neighbors—the Tiffanys. Dan Tiffany was … Continue reading Academy Classics: Thrice

Review of New Shores by Ciaran J. McLarnon

New Shores  By Ciaran J. McLarnon  Release Date: October 10, 2021  Review by Thomas Page  Imagine, for a moment, if someone came up to you and asked you to draw a circle around where you lived. What would you include? Who would be within your circle? Now, imagine that person taking that map and throwing … Continue reading Review of New Shores by Ciaran J. McLarnon

The Purple Blossoms of Late Summer and Other Poems

By Thomas Page The Purple Blossoms of Late Summer In the plot by my porch purple flowers have bloomed  During the Roman’s esteemed month  To speckle the onions and the leeks  Looking as clean as the weeds   In the summer’s rains and shines.  How pleasant are these surprises of nature  Which see the green … Continue reading The Purple Blossoms of Late Summer and Other Poems

The Tourists of Sargasso Sea and Other Poems

By Thomas Page   The Tourists of the Sargasso Sea  Marine biologists have been baffled by the Sargasso Sea’s tubular tourists— The eel.    The eel  Seem to be the true  Sexless  Ageless  Birthless  Originless creature swimming along the warm streams.    They have baffled the likes of philosophers and psychoanalysts  With their knavish resistance … Continue reading The Tourists of Sargasso Sea and Other Poems