Morgan Michaels


Morgan Michaels Poems

761. Pollywog 2/11/2012
762. Pool 2/27/2012
763. Poor Giorgio 12/10/2013
764. Praise And Blame 4/28/2012
765. Prayer 6/17/2013
766. Privacy Lost 8/22/2014
767. Puddle 9/14/2012
768. Que Quiero 4/6/2013
769. Quick-Sketch 12/5/2012
770. Quid Dedicatum... 2/17/2015
771. Quis Desiderio... 2/28/2012
772. Rain 3/25/2012
773. Rain Ii 3/25/2012
774. Rainbow 6/10/2012
775. Randolph 6/1/2012
776. Reason 7/5/2013
777. Religions 6/22/2014
778. Remembering Christmas 7/22/2012
779. Remembering Christmas 2 7/22/2012
780. Resolution 2/26/2012
781. Respect 1/1/2015
782. Restoration 5/6/2015
783. Restoration Ii -new- 5/10/2015
784. Restoration Iii -new- 5/14/2015
785. Retort 2/18/2012
786. Riddle 2 8/19/2012
787. Riddle: What 8/10/2012
788. Right 6/26/2013
789. Rimbaud In Africa 3/8/2015
790. Roads 3/29/2013
791. Rools Haiku 9/9/2012
792. 'Round The Corner 11/24/2012
793. Said Coriolanus- 11/6/2013
794. Sandpiper, Sandpiper 2/27/2015
795. Sapphic 5/2/2013
796. Sappho 5/25/2012
797. Scarecrow 5/24/2012
798. Schopenhaurer In Love** 10/25/2013
799. Score 5/23/2013
800. Scratches 6/29/2013
Best Poem of Morgan Michaels

The Ideal City

Consider this marvel of Renaissance wit:
The Ideal City, by Lucian Laurana-
See how the canny master contrived in it
To lead the eye along the polished piazza
Back to a single point on the far horizon
By dint of planes, formed ny the great arcades
Of noble pallazi, their window-lit facades
Tinted shades of gold and green and dun;
At center fore, a temple, double tiered
Whose coffered, greatly-pedimented doors
Are gained by a shallow flight of marble stairs;
All around, the whole is pillastered
By half-coluns crowned by leafy capitals
While over the ...

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You too, rich enabler, have slid into the gray of memory
with no captions and no forwarding address
convincing us that most lives lived before the fall of such
are mere decorations of themselves and therefore waste;
that only in life lived 'round the corner, in vacuity,
is truth, (always what we define it) makeable, so valid,
anyway, and truly affordable.
Still and all, of legacies chary, we've got to pay the bills.
We are well-worn trails, drinking small, Dutch beers from

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