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Featured Works: Week of Sep 4 (Beauty All Around)

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Through the eye of an artist, the eye of a poet, we can find beauty everywhere, as this week’s contributors demonstrate. “American Exceptional” by Llyn Clague serves as an ars poetica, finding inspiration all over America. “Cleveland Haiku #384” and “Cleveland Haiku #385” by Michael Ceraolo encapsulate moments in the city where he lives. “Always Assessing Size” by David Thornbrugh contemplates what animals notice about the world. “Blue Loneliness,” “Distinct” and “Exile” by Fabrice...

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Exile

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Distinct

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Blue Loneliness

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Always Assessing Size

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Between the size of a hummingbird’s skull and a whale, we take pride in being able to walk upright while thumbing a keypad and telling our friends what we’re seeing, thinking, planning, preparing to do. A hummingbird will not hesitate to attack a human being if it thinks it’s a threat. What a whale thinks as it sinks through the planet’s wet skin, no one knows. But, whatever it is, it makes them...

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Cleveland Haiku #385

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  Abstract art— asphalt drops on the concrete sidewalk     This haiku is from an ongoing project (close to 500 now) about the place where the poet lives.

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