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#1. Good Poem

Sit,
lay down,
roll over,
here's
your treat. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1386277
#2. I tell you once and for all -
in front of the angel pictures
on the wall, that I am not a host
to load-bearing ghosts or heady
entities, and if I was ever holy, I have fallen far
into the dense atmosphere of the living. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1193697
#3. If you knew you were
going to lose your memory
but you could choose five things
you'd never forget, what would they be -
a certain face, a taste, a scent,
a touch; how deep
in this, the middle
of your life? - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1221747
#4. The outfit, tight in places,
and loose in some, says as much
in the buttons as it does in cuffs. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1236144
#5. I like watching
from inside, as if locked away
and stealing the distinct pleasure
of a high school marching band drum section's
pure perfection. How stoically they play
in the exhaust of a fire engine's wake. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1262263
#6. There used to be trees in the untended park below the old married couple of windows in my living room. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1265567
#7. I offer a duo of free-range
monosyllabics: one being "wow" and the other being
"cool," often said in sequence, spoken without drawl.
Take them, leave them, or show me to the Dewer's-- - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1341195
#8. He utilizes
form for a striking lecture;
young poets shiver

inexperience,
but thaw over their own work,
fertilize magic. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1344305
#9. It was as if someone had left
the bird there
as a kind of telegram
of feathers, oily feathers
that looked like they'd struggled,
shuttered a little before letting go
into flight
forever. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1381549
#10. what if there was an uncanny moment when all the birds were grounded from Cape Town to Juneau, and everywhere between--all feathers frozen in a universal stutter, so quick as to make a snail of light, and even Stephen Hawking's mind would miss it? - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1192226
#11. Think of the Christmas present
of gashes you opened when, in an attempt
to be Superman, you slid in stocking feet
on a slippery wood floor and crashed
half way through a window. Hopes
of heroism dashed on the heels
of no clear sighting of Santa. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1445926
#12. Such is a community
of inviolable immunity, protected
from tampering or harpooning
mutiny. Every better thinker's impulse
to shrink us (at the shoreline from our
lifeblood's deep pulse) uses disparaging
scrutiny to sink us. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1497562
#13. Dear Anonymous, I've got a secret I know you can keep it because you don't really exist....This is what shapes you, this is what makes you
as authentic as you are
fake. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1584194
#14. Time's relativity
is considered and abandoned,
for the more revelatory
experiences of starlight
in strands, and pearly
floors that span as far as
absolute compassion... - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1597526
#15. Editors keep pushing
deadline strain while people sleep
on benches and subway grates;
a welter weight boxer dances
on the platform at 125th Street
station, commuters look unfazed... - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1609662
#16. A giant motherboard of geese,
unruffled by the state
police, swarmed in unison,
in harmony... - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1782251
#17. In history, the bleeding
from arbitrary beatings, forced
breedings, and choked-heat
breathing could almost be withstood
by soul-feeding songs sung,
or listlessly hummed
just to go on. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1853623
#18. I write for pages,
get lost in the mezzanine
hidden from stages. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #635079
#19. You think it's a game?
Unintelligible? Ha!
Envision no spoons.

This is serious.
It is a matter of joy
versus emptiness. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #146739
#20. He may take long walks
in the raining dark
almost aimlessly
to a spot of soaked grass
in a neighbor's open field.
He's decided this is the place
for you and him to meet again. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #154695
#21. As a woman still,
without the right kind of mouth,
my tongue's of no use. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #165237
#22. ...we're not even really hiking,
more like meandering in cinematic light. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #182304
#23. Sure, I watched the workmen come and lower large pieces of rotten sheetrock and lift new clean panels on a pulley
from that same window months ago, and I could have written then, but I must have sensed her coming, the smoker, so I waited. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #275481
#24. ...you hold a poem
that functions half as personal
note and half as telescope
to the heights
awaiting us all. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #453249
#25. Once, I took the penny whistle
you gave me and discovered a spot
by the roaring falls where I could play
as loud as I wanted.
I lay in the bifurcated trunk
of a low-slung birch tree. The sun peeked
through applauding leaves, high overhead. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #455035
#26. I wonder what became of you, your Johnny
Rotten skin, no Emerald City eyes.
You'd have been a beauty if you let inferiority
steam your glasses with its candor, sans laughter. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #466897
#27. Who is so fancy, esoterica saves the day?
Who is the Yogi, Namaste? - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #73740
#28. Even the bees I'd swear were sent to protect us in the delicate business of hives and honey are stung to silence by the news that something winged has lost its flight. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #707502
#29. And the sculptors will shape the soil for the writers to stretch the seeds
for the patient painters who sketch the petals they will shade in alabaster and gold. Their sweat is the rain. Maybe the jazzman will send us a rose. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #743948
#30. Once lively peonies now
wind-weary, and ragged
at the edges, hang their heavy
crowns; rain on their backs,
one final act, before
detaching from the stem
and falling down. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #829566
#31. Oblong stones sink
slow and sideways. Shaped
by the weight of waves,
dutifully vibrating nature's
lunar-bound graces,
they wash ashore only for
closed palms to forsake them.
The cheerful will
cherish them, place them
on windowsills, or on graves. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #918755
#32. Would it be enough to rock on a stormless sea with each our separate memories tuned to the state of the sinking sun? - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1012620
#33. There's a pressure at all hours of the day only a poem can assuage. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1031858
#34. She was so cool, as she knew, ankles crossed
at the puckered hem of granite
gray sweatpants, and she also knew
I was watching from the open door
of the B train - watching her pose
in apparent comfort at the girder of this city thoroughfare. - Author: Kristen Henderson
Kristen Henderson Quotes #1078503

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