The Ramingo’s Porch – Four Poems By Brian Rihlmann

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THE SILENCE OF OUR FATHERS

none of them ever admitted it
at least not that I remember
the whole village of fathers
and father figures
that raised us to be men
all silent about an animating force
as common as an itchy ballsack Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Emily” a poem by Bill Ratner

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Emily

Emily the cat
sitting on a tractor beam
turns her calico head to face me.
She is nearly gone.
I cry for her as for my mother. Continua a leggere

RAMINGO! Review – “The Changing Tide” by Lewis J. Beilman III

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Ten short stories and a novella. Eleven adventures setted in today America that made me think about how much US culture and history are changing. Lewis J. Beilman III, author of “The Changing Tide”, was able to depict, with a few pages, all the anger, the worries, the cultural depression of today United States. There’s a sort of stasys in these short stories, the characters are unable to face events, they simply let the stream flow. They are victims of themselves. Continua a leggere

Lost In Translation – John D. Robinson

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John D Robinson’s portrait by Henry G Stanton

Intime, intense ed erotiche: così definirei queste poesie. Per me è stato un vero onore poter tradurre John D. Robinson. La sua è una scrittura schietta che permette al lettore di entrare subito in confidenza. Non lascia spazio alle supposizioni e parla dei piccoli grandi problemi che tutti noi affrontiamo nella nostra vita.

Intimate, intense and erotic: thus I would define these poems. For me it was a real honor to be able to translate John D Robinson. His is a frank writing that allows the reader to enter immediately into confidence. It leaves no room for assumptions and speaks of the great little problems we all face in our lives. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – A New Poem By John Yamrus

John Yamrus

 

puke-green

was
his favorite color.

it
was also
his favorite word Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Inside Look” and “After Midnight” Two Poems By Peycho Kanev

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Inside Look

Beauty is everywhere. Inside the day
of the night and the night of the day. Inside each fleeting
moment which is eternal. Inside everything in this world.
Inside the rose on the table, whose blood is redder
than life and whose life is more alive than everything
that ever lived. Inside the moon’s sickle,
which bends even more and brings the winter’s cold.
Inside all the little things that are dreaming huge
dreams of the eternal universe. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “18th Century Royal Navy Refreshment” & “Seasoned Criminals” Two Poems By Stephen Nelson

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18th Century Royal Navy Refreshment

Cheap dark rum promises South Sea adventure with Captain Cook at the helm
and natives on the shore in swaying grass and flowers. I’m neither guilty nor enticed,
only drunk on deck in rags scoured by sea salt like an outcast of the islands with scurvy.
I’m silent when the poets talk of displacement, wishing I was lost with Teal
in the jungle, eating papaya, making love in a tent in the steaming hills. I dream; I drink
and look winter in the eye. The wind cuts cold like an alcoholic surgeon and I hate
the prizewinners, the Nobel song and dance men with their gala ballgowns
and enigmatic transgender allure. Continua a leggere