Tag Archives: inspiration

  1. Wine Before I Sleep

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    May 29, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    I wrote this a long time ago, but thought it would be nice to bring it out again because of the holiday. — It’s been raining for two straight days.  Rain drips through a hole in the gutter outside to ping against the down spout by my window.  Darkness crept in early and the temperature […]

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  2. Girl at Cafe

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    May 11, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    She sits, steady, elbow on the wrought-iron table, chin resting on her palm.   She is alone, legs crossed under …
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  3. Hook-Beaked and Hollow– A Poem

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    May 4, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    Hook-Beaked and Hollow We are hook-beaked and hollow-boned Soaring on tails of wind Roaming through dissipating breaths With the dust …
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  4. “Propriety”–An Original Poem

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    May 2, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    Maybe this is more of an image exercise than a poem, but what the hell?  I’d figure I’d give it …
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  5. A Dreaming and A Prayer

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    April 25, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    I’ve been slacking with the posts again– in fact, I’ve been slacking with a lot of writing related things, mostly …
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  6. A Haunting of Lions

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    April 7, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    In my house, strains of a song rise from the heating vents and echo through the hallway. — I’ve been …
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  7. An Introduction to Poetry

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    April 4, 2017 by Ray Yanek

      I’ve been a fan of poet Billy Collins ever since I taught his poem “Creatures” to a sophomore English …
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