Thursday, April 14, 2016

Writing on the Bus--By Carl "Papa" Palmer--United States

Writing on the Bus                          

I wrote past my stop
should I get a bus transfer
or sit where I am
and write further on my route
since I have written this far

Carl "Papa" Palmer, retired Army, retired FAA, now just plain retired, lives in University Place, Washington. He has seven chapbooks and a contest winning poem riding buses somewhere in Seattle. Carl has been nominated for the Micro Award and Pushcart Prize.

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10 comments:

  1. There are many ways to travel on land -- by bus, train, auto, etc. But I like traveling by writing with Carl "Papa" Palmer.

    Raymond Keen - author of "Love Poems for Cannibals" and "The Private and Public Life of King Able."

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  2. Thanks, Ray, I'm pleased you like my TANKA.

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  3. Thanks, Cindy. I entered this poem in the 2007 SEATTLE POETRY ON BUSES contest, was awarded $125 and had it displayed on buses until the next contest in 2015.

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  4. This is really fun and surprising! Thanks

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  5. Thanks, AMichele, ride/write, sound similar, conjugate the same.
    I read your poem, THE COVENANT CAPE, I'd certainly love to read one of your plays.

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  6. Carl,
    Having used public transportation for a great portion of my adulthood, I can identify with this poem. Congratulations on your cash prize and having your poem displayed on the bus system in your area. That is a great accomplishment!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Are you THE David Fox, editor of The Poet's Art?

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  7. Carl,
    Left a message for you on Facebook. If you haven't already please send your poems and $7 to me so I can fit you in for April 2017's issue. Issues fill up fast!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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    1. I appreciate the offer, David, I'm sure Poet's Art is a fine magazine, however I'm not accustomed to paying to be published.

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