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"Whoso That Will" poems by King Henry VIII

Whoso That Will All Feats Obtain by King Henry VIII

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Whoso That Will for Gracë Sue by King Henry VIII… 11 more words

Literature

Down with cicadas! (and other overused poetic devices)

Today I wish to bring to attention a crime, committed against many a reader, ruthlessly and thoughtlessly.  Consider for a moment the word cicada.  This early fourteenth century word, from the Latin translates to ‘tree cricket’ and has since become an overused literary device.   412 more words

Poetry

One in Six (A Drag King Slam Poem) By Stacy McKeigue

One in Six (A Drag King Slam Poem)

“Hey, baby,” as you slide into my space
like it’s your goddamn place,
like it’s a party and you got an invite. 528 more words

Poem

Lunch Date

Lunch Date

Under the umbrella she waits

Shades mirroring whoever approaches  44 more words

Poetry

Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, by Patricia Smith

My mother scraped the name Patricia Ann from the ruins
of her discarded Delta, thinking it would offer me shield
and shelter, that leering men would skulk away at the slap… 374 more words

Poetry

SHOWCASE -- Scatteredmockingbirds

Today I stumbled across a poet relatively new to WordPress.

Scatteredmockingbirds

I am not sure if the poet is male or female. So for now, I will just refer to the poet as SMB. 1,199 more words

Poetry