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welcome to the second organic edition of dew-on-line 2002 
succumb to a journey of self-exploration & poetic pleasure
95 pages
in total with 15 artworks

 

 

 

dew-on-line
is no ordinary e-zine
it has your words and artwork

ai li

 

 

 

 

 

original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002 

 

page one  

d  e  w  -  o  n  -  l  i  n  e
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two

 

page two                                                                                   

created, designed & edited
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by  ai  li

 

 

page three                                                                                         

for the first magnolias
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page four                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

out of still

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page five 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        a house
                        the color of snow
                        darkened windows

Marc Thompson   @   Minneapolis

 

page six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        serving breakfast
                        in the emperor's clothes
                        no less

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Massachusetts

 

page seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and here's something for free:

Cralan Deutsch  @  Palo Alto, California

 

page eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        my mind
                        is there
                        waiting
                        and I know
                        this is
                        the closest
                        I can come

William Brown  @  Birmingham

 

page nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        in the crystal ball
                        she sees us
                        a shoreline with broken shells
                        and we leave
                        no footprints

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page ten

original haiga copyright  David Redfield  2002 

 

page eleven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        an old graveyard
                        in the wildlife preserve
                        no birds

Marc Thompson @  Minneapolis

 

page twelve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        as the days go by
                        I'm so sorry for the nights
                        spent sleeping

Arturas Silanskas  @  Vilnius, Lithuania

 

page thirteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        translucent teardrops
                        grace the cool pavement
                        tap dance a river

Cynthia Marie  @  Springfield Gardens, New York


page fourteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

night falls and is slow to get up

Cralan Deustch  @  Palo Alto, California

 

page fifteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        dad's things
                        one knight missing
                        from the chess set

Linda Robeck  @  Amesbury, Massachusetts

 

page sixteen

original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002

 

page seventeen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        winter playground
                        the wind
                        louder than the children

Stanford M. Forrester  @  Wethersfield, Connecticut

 

page eighteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Christmas lies
                        naked in the tree lot -
                        a friend's death:

Marc Thompson  @  Minneapolis

 

page nineteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        the children we hear
                        in a deserted house
                        the children who were us

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page twenty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        gingerbread man
                        biting the head off first
                        it's more humane

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Massachusetts

 

page twenty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        love
                        
                        a swingride through this fragment of time

 


 

 

Cralan Deutsch  @  Palo Alto, California

 

page twenty-two

original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002

 

page twenty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        ask me for my name
                        I just admire your lips
                        changing shape

Arturas Silanskas  @  Vilnius, Lithuania

 

page twenty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        winding up
                        the tin bluebird-
                        spring again

Stanford M. Forrester  @  Wethersfield, Connecticut

 

page twenty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Family picnic


                        We encounter one another in the attic. Dust all around and a scant
                        sunlight through the wavery window. Faint sounds of laughter and the
                        chock of croquet balls. The heat stifling. Five summers now. Five
                        summers now and we've not been caught. How long will it go on?
                        How will it end?

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Massachusetts
Legends was inspired by Brian Aldiss's 'Mini-Saga', owes its beautiful name to
Larry Kimmel, and was gifted to ai li from muse on the 16 August 2001. For the
guidelines for Legends, please click here.

 

page twenty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        rice again
                        long night
                        the widow
                        pairing chopsticks

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page twenty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        a very good year
                        from today's point of view
                        raven's meaningless shadow

Arturas Silanskas  @  Vilnius, Lithuania

 

page twenty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        A dusting of snow--
                        the scent of buttermilk biscuits
                        fresh from the stove

Rebecca Lilly  @  Port Republic, Virginia

 

page twenty-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        a pink tongue -
                        passing over milky whiskers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

original haiga by Tim Chamberlain  @  Stoke Newington

 

page thirty

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Under the Maple leaves,
                        her naked body
                        waits for wind.

Paul Madden  @  Tyne and Wear

 

page thirty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        A long way from home--
                        watching the crows take wing
                        as graves darken in the snow

Rebecca Lilly  @  Port Republic, Virginia

 

page thirty-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        lampshade footsteps


                       Empty cages, the year the zoo moved away. A man at the window
                       shelling peanuts. The sound of his wet street, a monkey's paw put
                       out with the trash. Typewriter and its long words begin his night.
                       Caffeine stirred by attic moonlight, ash finding a path out of the
                       ceramic urn.

ai li  @  belsize park
Legends was inspired by Brian Aldiss's 'Mini-Saga', owes its beautiful name to
Larry Kimmel, and was gifted to ai li from muse on the 16 August 2001. For the
Legends guidelines, please click here.

 

page thirty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        homeless man-
                        making soup
                        from a snowman's nose

Stanford M. Forrester  @  Wethersfield, Connecticut

 

page thirty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        As twilight deepens
                        the pines fill with crows
                        a scent of distant wood smoke

Rebecca Lilly  @  Port Republic, Virginia


page thirty-five

original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002

 

page thirty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Night without End


                        For seven years I all but lived in her. Then one day (after words)
                        she took her beautiful tits and left for the coast. Left me bereft.
                        That same night I dreamed of touching her and woke to a cold,
                        stained sheet. Of the dream I remember only her liquid velvet.

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Massachusetts
Legends was inspired by Brian Aldiss's 'Mini-Saga', owes its beautiful name to
Larry Kimmel, and was gifted to ai li from muse on the 16 August 2001. For the
Legends guidelines, please click here.

 

page thirty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        In the soap dish,
                        brittle and yellow
                        as bone; the windows
                        closed, only sunlight
                        comes and goes.

Tim Chamberlain  @  Stoke Newington

 

page thirty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Those I never knew--
                        ice-bent elm limbs sway
                        through the cemetery moon

Rebecca Lilly  @  Port Republic, Virgina

 

page thirty-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        we hug
                        our bellies breathing together
                        as far as we go

Peter Williams  @  Watford

 

page forty

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                       

                        Corpus Latino


                        Tango class. In glass shoes she traps the light. Chandelier
                         in evening dress, the chairs faux gold. This room out of barrio,
                         Christ warm on her cleavage. His big hands take her to distant shores,
                         fill the acreage of song. After, long after night's association, the
                         broken pearl earring lies punished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ai li  @  belsize park
Legends was inspired by Brian Aldiss's 'Mini-Saga', owes its beautiful name to
Larry Kimmel, and was gifted to ai li from muse on the 16 August 2001. For the
Legends guidelines, please click here.

 

page forty-one



original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002

 

page forty-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                               American Girl in Italy


                        My Roman armor
                        Big backpack and baseball cap
                        Shield me from their eyes

Steffany Haaz  @  Hyattsville, Maryland

 

page forty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Don't think I don't know
                        how your hands feel.
                        I rested at the table
                        where you sat this afternoon.

Dave Malone  @  West Plains, Missouri

 

page forty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        in the open field
                        a single tree-
                        shepherd in the shade

K. Ramesh  @  Adyar, Chennai, India

 

page forty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        i make a sign
                        in the air
                        scratching sky's blue

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page forty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

winter afternoon        all the haiku        frozen

Stanford M. Forrester  @  Wethersfield, Connecticut



page forty-seven

original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002 

 

page forty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Lonely
                        in my haste to nowhere
                        in particular -
                        a sidewalk robin
                        gives me the eye

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Massachusetts

 

page forty-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        light snow icing
                        the farmer's pond
                        a winter tea-cake.

 

Philip C. Kolin  @  Hattiesburgh, Mississippi

 

page fifty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        remembering Jesus
                        I walk on a sea
                        of concrete

John Sandbach  @  Kansas City

 

page fifty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        more clouds
                        but still the scent
                        of hyacinth

Peter Williams  @  Watford

 

page fifty-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        under my eyelids

                        black

                        against the blue
                        
                        of some sky

                        you lie under


                        
                       lying

Felicity Brookesmith  @  Broadstairs

 

page fifty-three

original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002

 

page fifty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        the sound
                        of an envelope
                        being opened
                        in
                        your empty garden

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page fifty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        LIBERATION

                        After all this time
                        only now -
                        finding the face
                        of my grandfather
                        behind the second
                        officer's shoulder

Tim Chamberlain  @  Stoke Newington

 

page fifty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        the prayer book
                        and a chocolate heart
                                                              your lost hour

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page fifty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         I tasted your hair
                         as if dinner
                         was not enough

Dave Malone  @  West Plains, Missouri

 

page fifty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        moonlight
                        frost covered
                        grapes

J. B. Leong  @  Singapore

 

page fifty-nine

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page sixty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        wind blows its way to
                        sea. deep in night.
                        alone

Santoka 1882 - 1940  @  Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
translated by Scott Watson

 

page sixty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        without you,


                        I breathe in

                        I breathe out

                        my scent of you

                        that did not leave

 


                        with you

 

 

 



 

 

 

Felicity Brookesmith  @  Broadstairs

 

page sixty-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Bare maples glisten with snow--
                        in their shadows
                        the ages of gravestones

Rebecca Lilly  @  Port Republic, Virginia

 

page sixty-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        An unexpected scene
                        after the end-titles
                        and me the only
                        person still sitting
                        in the auditorium.

 

Tim Chamberlain  @  Stoke Newington

 

page sixty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Hard days

                        These are the hard days
                        like uncrackable nuts
                        break your teeth trying.

                        Faces turned heavenward
                        pitiful little satellites
                        transmitting intolerable Longing.

Yehia Samir Lababidi  @  Garden City, Cairo

 

page sixty-five

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page sixty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        dressed
                        by the undertakers
                        a starched shirt
                        white
                        after violence

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page sixty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Our old table
                        and the place hasn't changed
                        a bit -
                        if it wasn't for the glint
                        of her diamond  .  .  .

Larry Kimmel  @  Colrain, Massachusetts

 

page sixty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        traffic jams
                        black air.  hands move
                        in white

ilina sen  @  calcutta

 

page sixty-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the boy I taught to read writes

Sheila Windsor  @  Stourport on Severn

 

page seventy

original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002

 

page seventy-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

twins
me and me

Emma Bree  @  Willesden Green

 

page seventy-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Lonely

                        A clock chimes, midnight,
                        Snow, the elusive king, falls
                        as I wait for you.

Jemma Jones  @  Penglais, Wales

 

page seventy-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        over
                        lapping
                        leaves

Emma Bree  @  Willesden Green

 

page seventy-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Looking at the stars
                        I have one thought
                        where I'm holding you
                        until they disappear.

Dave Malone  @  West Plains, Missouri

 

page seventy-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warm breeze        from somewhere to somewhere        tiny spider

 

Guy Simser  @  Kanata, Canada

 

page seventy-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        sundial & shadow
                        the timing for love
                        in a quiet garden

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page seventy-seven

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page seventy-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        I found you
                        while looking for a teaspoon

 

Emma Bree  @  Willesden Green

 

page seventy-nine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        on dad's shoulders
                        to glimpse her passing
                        smile

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                             In Memory Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
                                                                            The Queen Mother 1900 - 2002

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Sheila Windsor  @  Stourport on Severn

 

page eighty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walls

Inside
cemetery walls
silence

Inside
cemetery walls
my silence

Inside
my silence
walls

inside
walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guy Simser  @  Kanata, Canada

 

page eighty-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        late in life
                        a poem comes to her
                        in her mother's kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page eighty-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        alchemists

                        Awake to the beguiling beauty
                           of a bouquet of birds,  busy
                        rendering world song
                        -  uncanny alchemists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Yehi Samir Lababidi  @  Garden City, Cairo

 

page eighty-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        beneath the tree,
                        white sheet -
                        green buds above;
                        the nib begins to
                        sing fresh ink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Tim Chamberlain  @  Stoke Newington

 

page eighty-three

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page eighty-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in
swimming
pool
at
eye
level
bounce of a raindrop: Bikini Atoll
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Guy Simser  @  Kanata, Canada

 

page eighty-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        all night in the museum
                        Goddess of Mercy
                        sits in the dark

John Sandbach  @  Kansas City

 

page eighty-six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Un)Forgotten Works

Long gone, trout in wolf's clothing
(Silent in shallows / howling at the moon)
Mellow eyes gaze still from dust-jackets

Let us share once more this fruit,
Taste and taste again, as life is tasted
In Watermelon Sugar, sweet and sad.

Later in the pine woods
The stream sings still:
All words are mirrors
Reflecting silence.

 

 

 

[for Richard Brautigan: 1935-1984]
    
    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   

Oz Hardwick  @  York
For the Literenga guidelines, please click here

 

page eighty-seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        they prepare the hall of kings
                        for her people

                         .  .  .  in ghost light
                         they come      mourners
                         through the centuries

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          in memoriam
                          her majesty queen elizabeth
                          the queen mother 1900 - 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ai li  @  belsize park

 

page eighty-eight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       Out of Mothballs

 

                       For the 4 -H fair                 freshly washed fleece

                       Last straggler           pulled by a V of geese

                       Non-stop       an albatross over open ocean

                       The moon looks down with an ivory face

                       Spring sale              the gentleman wraps milkglass

                       Autumn's end           digging deeper for the poems

                       Mud splatters on a calla lily                potter's field

                       Labor day               last chance for wearing white

                       Contractions               the woman continues to pick cotton

                       Mothballs in the closet                  tiny

                       Blizzard            naming all seven dwarfs by heart

                       Mother-of-pearl knife found in a dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

an'ya and Alexis K. Rotella  @  prineville, oregon and arnold, maryland
For the Ivenga guidelines, please click here

 

page eighty-nine

original artwork copyright  ai  li  2002

 

page ninety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        in the woods
                        settling
                        snow
                        and me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santoka 1882 - 1940  @  Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
translated by Scott Watson


page ninety-one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       all night the wind
                       the wind the house wooden joints
                       budging the edge of sleep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bruce roxburgh  @  tea gardens, australia


page ninety-two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       Willow.
                       Dancer frozen in mid-
                       ecstasy, draped
                       with emerald longings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Carter  @  Sherborne, Dorset


page ninety-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       Grey hairs with split ends
                       on the bathtub's edge--
                       late December sun-glare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Lilly  @  Port Republic, Virginia


page ninety-four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       so that was my face.
                       that mirror so cold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santoka 1882 - 1940  @  Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
translated by Scott Watson


page ninety-five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f i n i s

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are invited
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poems and artwork for
future editions of the organic
dew-on-line
off-shoot of still

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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no poems or artwork can be reproduced without the prior permission
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