JEAN HULL HERMAN : The Berlin Pieta
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DAVID BARNES : Parkinson's Workshop
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JEAN HULL HERMAN
The Berlin Pieta
The Soldier's Mother Finds Him on the Battlefield V-E Day, 1995
It was a quickly-shot panorama of the battlefield, the camera held by someone dispassionate, A man who could look upon corpses in snow and not shake. As the lens moved, he viewed frozen bodies, fragmented and whole, Black-and-white shambles sprawled easily upon each other in the frozen mud. A woman was there at the battlefield, grayish wrap covering her head, Featureless coat pulled close, her keening back to the photographer. She knelt next to the corpse of a young man thrown face down in the mud, Uniform neat across his back, his trousers too dark for anything but wounds and blood. She sat by his head, weeping, and it broke my heart to see her As she leaned to pat her boy's shoulder, to soothe his fright, now long-gone, To comfort her baby by patting him as every mother will, saying, "Lie still now. Mother's here."
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ELIZABETH KERLIKOWSKE | Petals Can be Stapled
MATT HARMON | What Does it Take to be a Successful Writer?
WENDY L. HAMMOND | Just Dance

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PIA TAAVILA | Yom Kippur
MIKE PRITCHARD | The Secret to Perfect Grammar
CHRISTOPHER MULROONEY | Jamaica, Idaho---Alaska

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LISA M CRONKHITE | Maternal Infection
DAN LACEY | Easy Ways To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
WARD KELLEY | The Nuns Gave Me Shelter

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ANTHONY WATKINS | The One I've Done
PRASOON KUMAR | Ken Follett: A Short Biography
YEHUDITH KAFRI | White Jacket

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JANE HUTTO | The Garden
SUE KENDRICK | Frolics And Fun Of Creative Writing ...Workshops...
ELISHA PORAT | Salamanders on the North Border Road

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LOIS MICHAEL UNGER | I love you silently
JOHN FAYAD | Elements of a Winning Book Proposal
ELIZABETH KRONOFF | The Flower in Spring

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VERNON WARING | Episode
DORIAN JONES | Discovery of Kurdish Mass Graves Leads Turkey to Face Past
RUTH DAIGON | Stained Glass Cantata

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MARTIN JERVIS | Unloose Years
TRACEY TRESSA | Top 10 Ways to Become A Writer
CALEB RIKETTS | Options

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RICHARD ALAN BUNCH | The Saying
PAUL THOMSON | ... Anxieties in T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
KATHLEEN O'HARA PODZIMEK | Daddy

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JANOS A. V. HORVATH | A Job for Lazarus
ROB BOYKIN | Dr. Seuss Bio - Theodor Seuss Geisel
TRINA STOLEC | Stud

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PAUL HOSTOVSKY | Survivor
MELINDA COPP | Five Easy Ways to Improve Everything You Write
John Horvath Jr | 1918

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LYNN STRONGIN | You Take Advantage of My Good Mood
WILLIAM POTTER | A Salute to Spanish Poetry
JEAN HULL HERMAN | The Berlin Pieta

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The Berlin Pieta v11.03 Parkinson's Workshop  
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DAVID BARNES
Parkinson's Workshop
Dedicated to: Dennis Greene
Short stanzas potent in meaning, need no biography, no explanation. His fingers tremble, slowly moving through pages, yet with certainty the pen moves through his imposed restrictions, shifting language in precision, words come; go by the way, discarded, painting the color of expressions. Seasons flow through him pass, return; stimulating mind, implants; hands retrieve the balancing case, colored pills ingested, convey a semblance of respite from unwanted burdens. I have learned much about Parkinson's disease written by hesitant, poetic hands. When I thought I was empty; he fills the well, with his moral fiber, And he carries unwanted burdens with no stopover. Who am I to complain? I listen to his criticisms, as he lacerates my words, moving black pigment on crisp white pages: We didn't ask for this. He with his disease, I with my infirmity; though we know the broken road, word-for-word. And he would be first to say short stanzas potent in meaning, need no biography, no explanation. Our poems edited. Coffee he asks? Shuffling - slowly away.
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