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Dragon Song

Tammy | July 9, 2017 | 1 Comment
Dragon Song   Meeting the Dragon   I slip down into the wilderness – I’ve traveled here to deal with dragons many times before.  I think it is the shadowed breeze that makes me shiver.   In the sun I find her sitting, red anger and green…
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Prayer for the Living

Tammy | December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Reclaiming some of my poetry from almost 20 years ago, and my name as a writer which I haven’t claimed for a long time.  My plan is to do more writing in 2015, but to take a running start at it right now.  As it happens, it is Saturday and a long while…
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Poetry Saturday: Naomi Shihab Nye

Tammy | September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
I have been cleaning my bookshelves.  Was packing today to take some more books to the used book store when I ran into 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye.  Signed by her to me.  It was in the “to go” pile,…
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AEDM 2013, Poetry Saturday

AEDM 26: Stars

Tammy | November 26, 2013 | 3 Comments
  And if I were to tell you that all of this is true, would you believe me? Stars  Prelude When the First One’s fist smashed my eye and broke the bone below it, all I saw was white light and then, red.   I. When I met you, the First One was lurking…
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AEDM 25: Convert

Tammy | November 25, 2013 | 3 Comments
The poem is one that has been around a long while.  In the mid-to-late 90s, I wrote a lot, and a lot of what I wrote was poetry.  Today I pair an old poem with a new collage for Art Every Day Month.  Enjoy! Convert by Tammy Vitale Once her prayers beat…
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Poetry Saturday: One Plus One

Tammy | April 23, 2011 | 9 Comments
  Labor Pains      by Tammy Vitale I’m trying to unravel the knot in my stomach, find the string that can start the unrolling, trace the pieces and yank them free. This string is my son – it changes colors depending on the shirt it wears,…
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Poetry Saturday: One plus One

Tammy | April 16, 2011 | 1 Comment
Sooner or later you get out of the Deep Darks.  I’m doing two steps forward and only one back right now. Which is better than one step forward and two back (I think – I can’t quite get a good visual on that).  So when I read Patti Digh’s…
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Poetry Saturday: One Plus One

Tammy | March 12, 2011 | 3 Comments
Dining at the Red Sea Restaurant      by Tammy Vitale It begins with the way things drop from between lips  like blue flowers full of unnamed nectar reminding one of a childhood memory – something spicy, perhaps an undertone of medicine –…
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Poetry Saturday: One Plus One

Tammy | March 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
Verse XXIV, Night Vision      by Tammy Vitale “I want my Name.”           What he sees is made of red scales and blue fire.  In the distance he thinks that he can hear the crickets sing and then the wings of something large and deadly…
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Poetry Saturday: One Plus One

Tammy | February 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
August 15, 1957       by Tammy Vitale       One, two, three, four      Five, Six, Seven      All good girls can      go to heaven.  (skipping rhyme) In Arlington, Virginia she stands on a yellow chair to reach the lemon colored countertop…
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