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welcome to the first  organic edition of dew-on-line 2002
succumb to a journey of self-exploration & poetic pleasure
87 pages in total with 14 artworks

 

 

 

your words matter
and deserve all the space
i can give them


ai li

 

 

 

 

 

original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002 

 

page one

d  e  w  -  o  n  -  l  i  n  e
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page two

created, designed & edited
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by  ai  li

 

 

page three

dedicated to the readers of still
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page four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

out of still

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

puddle         i step         into your sky

 

ai  li   @   belsize park

 

page six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        My thoughts somewhere else
                        in the quiet by the lake...
                        coolness as rain breaks

Rebecca Lilly  @  Port Republic, Virginia

 

page seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

firefly to star . . . . . . . .  the long long night

Leslie Giddens  @  Hillingdon

 

page eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        what can you
                        teach me about love?
                        one morning, you'll awake
                        & tell me, you need
                        some space

 

Pamela A. Babusci  @  Rochester, New York

 

page nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fridgewordmagnets

Sonja Henrici  @  Edinburgh

 

page ten

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page eleven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        waiting for mother
                        somewhere else
                        she waits for us

 

Mark Farid  [9 years old] @  Leicester

 

page twelve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        old friend
                        old shed
                        both dressed in green

 

David Bingham  @  Ironbridge

 

page thirteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        by morning, the old woman is dead

                        last night
                        sipping on cold tea

                        she smiles . . .
                        remembering
                        her wedding dance.

 

Michael Meyerhofer  @  Iowa City, Iowa
The Cherita was created by ai li on 26 June 1997
For Cherita guidelines, please click here.

 

page fourteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    write about the raindrop on a watercolour

 

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page fifteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

canoe upturned-
darkening the tee shirt
her nipples

William M. Ramsey  @  Florence, South Carolina

 

page sixteen

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page seventeen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        what gives me
                        more ecstasy . . .
                        a calla lilly opening
                        or your fingers
                        exploring me?

 

 

Pamela A. Babusci  @  Rochester, New York

 

page eighteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        all afternoon
                        cloud shadows
                        snaking over hills:
                        your face in my heart
                        pursuing someone else

 

Leslie Giddens  @  Hillingdon

 

page nineteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        winter night--
                        bench vacated by lovers
                        still warm

 

Phil Howerton  @  Columbia, Missouri

 

page twenty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        the man
                        in the underground
                        baring all
                        right hand on
                        a muscle

 

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page twenty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        winter rain -
                        shoulder to window
                        and thoughts of her


                        

 

 

Jon-Michael Frank  @  Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

 

page twenty-two

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page twenty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        will work for food
                        his sign
                        offers

 

William Simms  @  Gainesville, Florida

 

page twenty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOLLAR  BILL  GATES

 

Clive Kilgour  @  Camden

 

page twenty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        all over
                        the empty courtyard
                        a moon
                        throwing silver

 

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page twenty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Birthday morning -
                        a note from
                        the cleaning lady
                        asking to borrow
                        three thousand dollars.

 

Alexis K. Rotella  @  Arnold, Maryland

 

page twenty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the  trinket  shop----that  jingle  jangle  jungle

 

Albert W. Haley, Jr.  @  Rowley, Massachusetts

 

page twenty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        My friend is a monk!
                        He takes us home. What's there?
                        Nothing. Only space.

 

Priyadarshi Patnaik  @  Kharagpur, India

 

page twenty-nine

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page thirty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        all night
                        a rodent chewing away
                        at the house

                                      and God        strict
                                      as a URL

 

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Masschusetts

 

page thirty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        grandmother's closet
                        finding gifts
                        never opened-
                        snow slides
                        off the roof

 

Tim W. Younce  @  Luray, Virginia

 

page thirty-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        writing e-mails
                        in my sleep

 

Tim Chamberlain  @  Stoke Newington

 

page thirty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        his winter coat
                        hung on
                        his fishing line

 

Jon-Michael Frank  @  Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

 

page thirty-four

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page thirty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Sunny day
                        yesterday's
                        snow man

 

Basem Farid  @  Leicester

 

page thirty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Back from separate holidays -
                        suntan under her wedding ring.

 

John Hawkhead  @  Yeovil

 

page thirty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        our eyes
                        climb a mountain
                        from the window seat

Clive Kilgour  @  Camden

 

page thirty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        a slow walk
                        over the leaves,
                        under the leaves

Graham High  @  Isleworth

 

page thirty-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        the farmhouse
                        torn down long ago
                        elderberries

Linda Robeck  @  Amesbury, Massachusetts

 

page forty

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page forty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        the last butterfly
                        tries to match with
                        the last flower.

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                        

 

 

Franko Busic  @  Ivanic Grad, Croatia

 

page forty-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        after your leaving
                        all I have ever done
                        is pass the time

Bill Brown  @  Birmingham

 

page forty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        again today

                        I worked
                        on the big poem -

                        soon
                        there will be
                        crocuses

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Massachusetts
The Cherita was created by ai li on 26 June 1997.
For Cherita guidelines, please click here.

 

page forty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the people in the woods without condoms

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page forty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        beside the clear river
                        December moon
                        butterflies everywhere

 

 

 

 

for Gavin

J. Marcus Weekley  @  Hattiesburg, Mississippi

 

page forty-six

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page forty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        - a poem in
                          my head, but
                          no biro -

Patricia V. Dawson  @  Sydenham

 

page forty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        mid-ocean ... swimming
                        in the cruise-liner's pool
                        I hear the call
                        of an inland sea
                        and dive under

Leslie Giddens  @  Hillingdon

 

page forty-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        full-moon on
                        exquisite breeze
                        blooms jasmine ~

Narayanan Raghunathan  @  Kerala, India

 

page fifty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        phone to my ear
                        I let her rant
                        cross
                        an uncrossed
                                           t

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Massachusetts

 

page fifty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Leaves

                        fall rainlike around me


                        i step through them, remember


                        your lips on my cheek

 

 

 

 

Shannon Williams  @  Myersville, Maryland

 

page fifty-two

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page fifty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLLYWOODLOUSE

Clive Kilgour  @  Camden

 

page fifty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        since we don't meet any more
                        you might like to know
                        the mighty copper beech
                        has fallen and lies across
                        the path of our old walk

 

Leslie Giddens  @  Hillingdon

 

page fifty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        fullmoon night -
                        cycling home,
                        shadows of trees

K. Ramesh  @  Adyar, Chennai, India

 

page fifty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        a fifty year old
                        unsolved murder
                        her boy all grown up now
                        coming back to haunt
                        orphaned space

 

 

 

 

for James Ellroy

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page fifty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Valentine's Day -
                         a vial of ebola
                         in the heart-shaped box.

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis K. Rotella  @  Arnold, Maryland

 

page fifty-eight

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page fifty-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        self-amused
                        crow shares his joke
                        with the whole block

 

jim bernath  @  denver

 

page sixty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        the sound of the dryer
                        the sound of monk
                        silence in between

jim bernath  @  denver

 

page sixty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Evening...  Wine...
                        Troubles are taken away
                        By quiet talk

Arturas Silanskas  @  Vilnius, Lithuania

 

page sixty-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Door slam stops sentence.
                        Seventeen steps down, each drop--
                        Rain on grey slate.

Will Meister  @  Longwood  Estate

 

page sixty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        broken termite bridge
                        over blue stream casts shadows
                        on chinese goldfish

 

jb conway  @  chickasaw, alabama

 

page sixty-four

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page sixty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                            Dereliction


                        I stand at the sink, staring at the garden,
                        hands poised in benediction over the washing up
                        I am thinking about poetry.
                        The kids are screaming around the kitchen table.
                        I am derelict in thought
                        and derelict in need.
                        After several minutes
                        the garden is still the garden
                        and the washing up remains,
                        unblessed, unclean,
                        like me, high and dry.

Simon Lewis  @  Kenton

 

page sixty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        the long walk
                        home
                        my hands
                        in your gloves
                        first evening star

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page sixty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        When the banks of a
                        river are flooded and the
                        grass and trees are bent
                        with the onrush of water,
                        then there is falling in love.

James L. Secor  @  Kansas City

 

page sixty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        that woodsmoke kiss
                        a corner of the garden
                        without you . . .

 

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page sixty-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        autumn leaves
                        the turtle eggs
                        that never hatched

Linda Robeck  @  Amesbury, Massachusetts

 

page seventy

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        jumping a soft paw
                        - the cricket is gone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

original haiga by Tim Chamberlain  @  Stoke Newington

 

page seventy-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Late winter sun on
                        my neighbour's drawn face:
                        life lines
                        it's always regret
                        that etches deep . . .

Sheila Windsor  @  Stourport on Severn

 

page seventy-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        dictatrix
                        
                        adolfhitler
                        and
                        charliechaplin
                        used
                        thesamemoustache

John Bryan  @  Downer, Australia

 

page seventy-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        January dawn.
                        Above bright breakfast clatter
                        The white, remote moon.

 

Simon Lewis  @  Kenton

 

page seventy-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

walk along the margin moving gulls

Jo Aris  @  Brighton

 

page seventy-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                        clatter of shutters
                        
                        at siesta time

Jo Aris  @  Brighton

 

page seventy-six

original haiga by Sheila Windsor @ Stourport on Severn

 

page seventy-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Once this hummingbird
                        has penetrated to the
                        depths of your garden
                        will you let him escape with
                        his honey or keep him there?

 

 

James L. Secor  @  Kansas City

 

page seventy-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        in a sweet shop
                        a mouth
                        being unfaithful

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page seventy-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        only you tell me the truth
                        cried the heiress
                        to her mirror

Victor Levine  @  Bath

 

page eighty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        perspective:
                        I hide
                        behind my hand from her.

Paul Madden  @  Tyne and Wear

 

page eighty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a coffee ring on my copy of tolkien

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Massachusetts

 

page eighty-two

 

 

 

 

                        ONCE

                        i looked
                        and what i saw
                        gave me delight

                        you looked
                        and what you saw
                        gave you delight

                        still here
                        in what we are
                        what we have been

                        if we
                        could blink away
                        the years
                                        between

 

 

 

 

 

original artwork and poem by Heather Kirk  @  Ventnor, Isle of Wight

 

page eighty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        wishing
                        I could take back what I said
                        black water

Linda Robeck  @  Amesbury, Massachusetts

 

page eighty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        packing
                        an overnight bag
                        as i watch bergman leave
                        casablanca
                        in black & white

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page eighty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        clouds gather
                        on the Perspex
                        of ticket machine

Paul Madden  @  Tyne and Wear

 

page eighty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        a bicycle
                        rides into the sunset
                        after the equinox
                        the man
                        smiles enigmatically
                        and disappears

 

Marc Thompson  @  Minneapolis

 

page eighty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f i n i s

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