Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Species Of Wondering

Published on a fever shore
the stock strand mammals
milk another sonic lung.

These are the suffering hours,
the damage of a dying cough
crack the security of doctors.

The skin of summer pulses,
the radiation whales of old
may winter another sun.

-- Rebecca Eddy

Winehouse Hospitalized: Emphysema or 'Crack Lung'?
Time in the Sun: How Much Is Needed for Vitamin D?
Supreme Court to consider sonar versus whales

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shed Damaged Conventions

months of creative rehearsals develop through improvisation
walked into view edge of stage in bluish lighting
control normal traffic damaged pulled out of service

investigating human or mechanical error slammed back
must allowed monitor runoff avoid criminal regime steal
shed blood cede give up country presidential runoff

16 injured both vehicles expect to release more information
I never conventions routines cast idea carnivalesque pageants
repeats at end rejected producer embittered demeaning

-- Clark Allison

Mugabe warns he will not cede power in Zimbabwe
Muni officials search for cause of train crash
A sprightly elegy

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ancient People Helped

the plant fact the sapling of of part
in planted attention from the platform and
the sculptured pot the Methuselah of of center

the in seed long-extinct hurt
rapt shows which in simplest
on tumble fruit as the palaces as

the in nudity month-long decades
figures dates that from naked
the soften leap the aim of of sweetness

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Botanists making a date with history
Work on Texas GOP's platform stirs passions
Friday 13th for Brian Cowen

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Outside The Test

We didn't think life would survive the elements.
It couldn't do it without the havoc of competition.
But none of it is any good if you don't have photosynthesis.

Can the Phoenix really be said to survive?
The weary earth itself has outlasted it.
We didn't think, but we didn't think we couldn't think.

I'm largely grateful for these sarcastic words.
I'm not looking for the Seven Rules of Knowledge,
I'm just processing a sample without the key.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

Clinton Rally Organizers: We'll Back Obama
NASA: Robotic arm key to finding life on Mars
Windermere teen has crack at national spelling-bee crown