Jan Sand

Rookie - 23 Points (February 2 1926 / USA)

Jan Sand Poems

81. Question 5/19/2013
82. Rains 5/18/2013
83. Refuge 5/18/2013
84. Restrictions 5/21/2013
85. Retreat 5/18/2013
86. Rhyming Pestilence 5/21/2013
87. Runners 5/21/2013
88. Satelight 5/21/2013
89. Shaving 5/21/2013
90. Shorn 5/21/2013
91. Sister 5/19/2013
92. Skin 5/19/2013
93. Snow 5/21/2013
94. Somebody Else's Dog 5/19/2013
95. Sound Abounds 5/19/2013
96. Spark 5/18/2013
97. Spell 5/21/2013
98. Spelunking The Psyche 5/21/2013
99. Starstuck 5/19/2013
100. Subway 5/18/2013
101. Switcheroo 5/21/2013
102. The Anger 5/20/2013
103. The Arrival 5/20/2013
104. The Black Dog 5/18/2013
105. The Chutzpah Proclamation 5/19/2013
106. The End Of The Affair 5/20/2013
107. The Funny Old Man 5/18/2013
108. The House Of Altogether Nothing 5/18/2013
109. The Janitaur 5/19/2013
110. The Majesty Of Death 5/19/2013
111. The Master And His Palimpsest 5/18/2013
112. The Means Of Michelangelo 5/20/2013
113. The Message 5/20/2013
114. The Moose 5/21/2013
115. The Moth 5/21/2013
116. The Mouse 5/21/2013
117. The Muskrat 5/21/2013
118. The Poet As Dr, Frankenstein 5/21/2013
119. The Presence Of His Absence 5/19/2013
120. The Prince's Tale 5/19/2013
Best Poem of Jan Sand

The Poet As Dr, Frankenstein

My floor is littered
With corpses.
The older they get,
The more they stink.
Each one began with great hope.
The idea was the seed.
Three or four words
That held hands in cunning design.
Poised, I thought, to dance and laugh.
Some of my blood,
Some of my guts
Was fitted to their syntax.
I rocked back their heads.
Their eyes opened with a clack.
'Dance! ' I commanded.
Each in turn faltered, spun,
Seemed, to my ear to have grace.
I left each one to live.
When I returned to look again,
They lay there on the floor
In disordered clumsy ...

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Going Postal

To fold a cat
It must be flat
So that, one could hope,
To put it in an envelope
And mail it to a destination
With very little explanation.

Cats do not appreciate
This flat compressive state

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