The Cold Tap Sings

the p-word

HOW TO FIND GREEN SPACES IN CITIES

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How to Find Green Spaces in Cities

What happens to your romantic life
if you don’t use dating apps?

What France’s “Spiderman” reveals
about your views on immigration.

Blackcap, redstart, yellowhammer:
what’s in a bird’s name?

Please don’t roast marshmallows
over the erupting Hawaii volcano.

[All content (including title) mined from internet news headlines on my Twitter feed at 11:45 am on 30th May 2018]

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PROPER REFLECTIVE

SOON YOU WILL REST AS WELL

In 1780, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe carved this poem into the wall of a wooden hut in the Thuringian Forest.

 [facsimile]

149 years later, Federico García Lorca wrote a letter to his family on a strip of birch bark from Vermont.

Poems don’t have to live on the page.

SOME BEAUTIES

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Some Beauties

the falcon hears the falconer
loud and clear

she simply disobeys

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slaughter contains laughter

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some beauties:
Nyiragongo’s lava lake
butterfly stitches
fisting
Tatiana’s letter
Egil’s lament
Eyjafjallajökull

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(yes you are my lodestone yes)

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the falcon
must be female
for the tiercel is the male

(so-called
because he is on third
of her size)

tercel-gentle (Walter Scott)
tassel-gentle (Shakespeare)
tassell-gent (Spenser)

small compliment / vast continent

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some more:

stormlight
cloudbursts
backflips
geodes
cashews

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trust contains us

BÓNUS POETRY