Morgan Michaels


Morgan Michaels Poems

81. 184 11/15/2012
82. 185 11/16/2012
83. 186 12/13/2012
84. 189 12/22/2012
85. 19 8/29/2012
86. 190 12/26/2012
87. 191 12/26/2012
88. 193 1/14/2013
89. 194 1/27/2013
90. 195 1/27/2013
91. 196 1/27/2013
92. 197 1/27/2013
93. 198 1/27/2013
94. 199 1/27/2013
95. 19th-Century Haiku 9/9/2014
96. 2 Ukoh 5/21/2013
97. 20 8/29/2012
98. 200 1/27/2013
99. 201 1/27/2013
100. 2013 10/14/2013
101. 202 1/27/2013
102. 21 8/30/2012
103. 22 8/30/2012
104. 23 (Skidoo) 9/9/2012
105. 25 9/12/2012
106. 26 9/14/2012
107. 27 9/14/2012
108. 28 9/14/2012
109. 29 9/15/2012
110. 3 Shirts 2/26/2013
111. 3 Ukiah 4/28/2013
112. 30 9/19/2012
113. 31 9/19/2012
114. 32 9/19/2012
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120. 38 9/19/2012
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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Aunt Fritzi Ii

always there, when-
ever Nancy came home from gallivanting with Sluggo
that sometime visitor from the other side of the tracks,
sitting vigilant, reading the paper

in smiling deference to Pascal's advice
to dodge unhappiness by sitting quietly in a small chair; what,
by lamplight was she reading, forever? The obits
the classifieds? maybe the funnies?

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