At Poetry Rat there was a limited response of sufficient standard, unlike the Poetry 2010 Project when I was almost overwhelmed with many excellent contributions (perhaps I set the Poetry Rat bar too high or maybe there is insufficient interest in the idea of bringing modern poetry to the attention of younger readers).
Poetry Rat will now to be used for another project which is to 'collect' my own poetry in bulk.
The first poem was originally published in Atlanta Review and the second in The Adirodack Review.
At once, a rage of wings
and emerald stillness
hanging from the fuchsia,
here to repair the flowers,
until each bloom
is a bell again
I hear your Morse this morning -
dash dot dot dash
sung, of course, to make it beautiful.
I know what you're saying
because I'm saying the same thing.
Your species and mine are prone
to calling out to our own -
me here here me
c) 2011 - Peter Newton