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Book Review: Blood Soaked Dresses

Blood Soaked Dresses Gloria Mindock Paperback: 72 pages Publisher: Lulu.com (October 11, 2007) ISBN-10: 1430310340 ISBN-13: 978-1430310341 13.50 If there were one thing that a poet must do when approaching their craft, it would most certainly be never avoiding topics which are too horrific or frightful. To be sure, it is a poet’s responsibility to […]

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Autumn Ginkgoes

Autumn Ginkgoes Autumn ginkgoes with their sun kissed leaves rain yellow tears.

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The Great Buddha at Kamakura

The Great Buddha at Kamakura You sit there so quiet contemplative meditative and grand with that peaceful look upon your bronze face and heavy hands folded in your lap. Gazing straight ahead you’ve watched the seasons come and go- from delicate Japanese springs of pink and white cherry blossoms to the vibrant red and golden […]

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Somewhere in a Seoul morning

I wrote this poem back in the late 90’s and I just recently took another look at it, changing a few things, tweaking it here and there. It’s a poem that reminds me of cold Seoul mornings on my way to teach at ELS when I first arrived in Korea in 1990.   Somewhere in […]

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Subterranean Seoul — 1990

Beneath the shivering city This strange new language stumbling over my lips— Shill-ye-ham-ni-da means, “excuse me.” Inserted in early morning chatter while ordering an eggs, toast, and black coffee breakfast. What’s the Korean word for “thank you”? Kam-sa-ham-ni-da. Elbow to elbow office ladies in charcoal gray skirts squeezed around the counter of this subterranean eatery […]

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