TINYWORDS

ISSUE 10.1

SPRING 2010

TINYWORDS 10.1: SPRING, 2010

Editor and publisher: d. f. tweney Assistant editors: John Emil Vincent, Shae Davidson, David Jensen Cover art by Natalie d'Arbeloff

Collection copyright © 2010 by d. f. tweney. Individual poems are copyright © their respective creators, and are used with permission.

All of the poems in this collection were originally published on tinywords.com from May 17 through July 2, 2010.

They can be found, along with reader comments and author bios, at http://tinywords.com/category/issue-10-1/

In addition, the bylines in this document are linked to author pages on tinywords.com, where you can read each author's bio and see a list of other poems they have published on the site.

1

butterfly— the way you leave and come back

—CLAUDETTE RUSSELL

2

spring is coming one door of the deli is open

—TOM FRENKEL

3

Street vendors selling flowers for other men’s wives

—JAMES WESTBROOKS

4

Five minutes before the alarm—birdsong, birdsong.

—JON SUMMERS

5

day at the park picnic blankets blanketed with cherry blossoms

—DON MILLER

6

spring scent of nothing burning

—PETER NEWTON

7

first thaw pink petals in the elevator

—BOUWE BROUWER

8

sprouting grasses— deleting the contacts i never call

—BRENDAN SLATER

9

I pause to watch the moon riding the clouds the boy tugs my hand

—BOB BRILL

10

walking barefoot in the mud a young woman carries the world on her head

—BARRY GOODMANN

11

Another weekend over, under a sky of stars I empty the car.

—JON SUMMERS

12

row houses wear tinfoiled windows blind to spring

—T. D. INGRAM

13

green tractor plowing drags over black furrows a lace scarf of gulls

—F.J. BERGMANN

14

riverside wedding— the flower girl picks a dandelion

—BILL WATERS

15

low tide … river mud glistens pink in the setting sun

—BILL WATERS

16

On a bed of leaves, a deer skeleton picked clean, save one furry hoof.

—JAMES BRUSH

17

covered with blossoms a business card floats on the pond

—BARRY GOODMANN

18

in between the notes heartbeats so loud

—ROMAN LYAKHOVETSKY

19

snatched by the wind, my check zips past the daffodils— I almost let it go

—PEG DUTHIE

20

in an old car an old man and an old dog

—DAVID SERJEANT

21

remission— in the rear-view the crow settles back on the roadkill

—DAVID SERJEANT

22

the hem of my dress too wet for the wind

—PEG DUTHIE 23

the lie i almost tell bruised ginger

—BRENDAN SLATER

24

stars clearly aware

—AMINANIMATOR

25

The way I rake the desert :: that would be my poverty

—GRANT HACKETT

26

Clouds building outside Heralding a thunderstorm My cube grows smaller

—JAY HOLT

27

the wind howling horizon on a wave

—KALA RAMESH

28

Sunreal

—JOSEPH CARFAGNO

29

Hidden by the fog, mockingbirds and wrens sing maps outlining the trees.

—JAMES BRUSH

30

morning coffee one bare foot under another

—MATT ROBISON

31

empty tree— except one nest

—L. A. EVANS

32

almost there would be a gas station

—ROMAN LYAKHOVETSKY

33

summer T-ball— between batters outfielders chase butterflies

—KATHE L. PALKA

34

sunday line of parking meters all EXPIRED

—JEFFREY WINKE

35

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