James Lee Jobe


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  • James Lee Jobe (11/30/2005 8:56:00 AM)

    Thanks to everyone for your comments, I appreciate it! Isn't this a cool website?

    -JLJ-

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  • Max Reif (11/29/2005 10:41:00 AM)

    I haven't read all of James Lee Jobe's poems yet, but enough to know I've found a poet who paints pictures that I can instantly and clearly see, and that are worth seeing! That's quite a talent. I've also discovered-one example is the poem 'Coexistence'-how James effortlessly makes a poem work on both a mundane and a mythic level-wonderful because our lives are like that, too.
    I look forward to reading more of James' work.

Jerusalem

My loneliness for Jerusalem is the stone wall
that holds me down, the barbed-wire fence
of my nameless grief, salty tears
to be dealt with by a later generation,

our justice meted out upon them,
their doom, their pride, lean, alone, cold.
This need for Jerusalem fills my worn shoes
on the meanest morning of hard winter, biting,

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