Denis Mair

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Denis Mair Poems

41. Finally Comes The White Peacock 5/7/2016
42. Laughter As Salty As Tears 3/28/2017
43. Offering, By Luowu Muga 7/21/2016
44. Skies 5/1/2017
45. Girl In My Class 4/5/2017
46. Tests In Years To Come 2/5/2018
47. Those Low-Hanging Moons 2/9/2018
48. Mamboing Past The Mambas 9/2/2017
49. In The Foam 9/24/2017
50. Molecular Beginnings 9/24/2017
51. Let Us Admire The Lonely Dolphin 10/13/2017
52. After Visiting Zhuge Liang's Shrine 1/12/2018
53. The Position That Rhymes 4/25/2018
54. Pile Driver 4/25/2018
55. Addicted To Each Other 4/7/2018
56. House Of Dimmed Lights 4/2/2017
57. Pampas Grass Near Malibu 7/25/2016
58. Deserving Of Garlands 5/6/2016
59. Valentine's Day Concert 3/28/2016
60. A Dog Poem For Tomorrow 7/2/2015
61. My Waif 6/30/2015
62. Doppleresque 10/5/2015
63. Zoo Break 8/9/2016
64. July Rain In Seattle (Haiku) 7/27/2017
65. My Father's Eightieth Birthday 1 7/2/2017
66. Sol Faces Luna 8/20/2017
67. After The Season Of Loves 8/26/2017
68. The Weight Of A Sponge 1/9/2018
69. Out On An Inner Limb 10/2/2017
70. The Pitfalls Of A Buzzword 8/28/2017
71. Staircase Recognition 3/30/2017
72. The Origin Of Poetry 3/28/2016
73. Which Color? 2/7/2016
74. The Lawn Grass Elf 6/27/2015
75. So Says The Peacock 6/27/2015
76. Walking The Temple Dog 3/28/2017
77. Like Something Shared Between Poets 4/6/2016
78. Godhuli 5/12/2017
79. Cat, By Shu Yu 7/17/2016
80. Stewardess Of The New Age (& Odia Version) 2/7/2016

Comments about Denis Mair

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (3/30/2018 7:09:00 AM)

    Let me quote from the poem- -
    -'Earthworm I feel sorry for you
    I bend over to pick you up
    You still have a little moisture
    Like the lover's lips in a day dream
    I lay you on a patch of damp grass
    Let you die with your nose in the dirt.
    - - - - How sympathetic his heart is for the earthworm, the little creature which serves as the muscle of soil, which made its venture to an unwelcoming place but we let it die.

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  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (3/30/2018 6:53:00 AM)

    Denis Mair's poems are varied in topics and imbued with deep humane values.Another poem which touched me most is 'Bait of Pity'.It speaks of the poet's kind and sensitive heart towards the downtrodden people as well as small creatures of earth.(contd)

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (3/30/2018 6:31:00 AM)

    Since my encounter with the poems of Denis Mair I have thought several times to write on his Poet Page, but felt short of words to describe such a great poet's creative treasure.The first poem I read was- Cows in Mysore and I was hooked.Even if he hails from a different country, different culture and different religion, the love and respect he bestowed on the people and places he visited are exemplary.(contd)

  • Denis Mair Denis Mair (9/2/2017 4:13:00 AM)

    She paid me in the kind of pennies that change hands when someone says PENNY FOR YOU THOUGHTS. I pay the thoughts forward and there is a shower of pennies from Heaven.

  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (9/1/2017 1:42:00 AM)

    how much did you pay Pamela to say those words! ?

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (6/8/2016 8:54:00 AM)

    I am humbled after reading through your poetry. Your poetic voice has a subtle soft ring to it as I read. At some parts the writing is conversational, and at others, I sense pure poetry at its best, with seamless meter, rhythm, alliteration and imagery. Metaphor and deeper meaning can easily be found by the reader, yet the writing doesn't hammer that in....which I like. The paths traveled by the speaker are much different from my own, which enables me (the reader) to go on a small adventure with each poem I read. The author's notes are of interest, but the style of writing enables the reader to also seek their own connections.

Best Poem of Denis Mair

Original Soup Of Life

Tell me, how can six feet of DNA get wound up inside a nucleus that is measured in microns?

How can so much thread get unspooled without tangling? And how does it get wound up again like a hawser?

How does DNA in a chromosome get so packed into coils and supercoils that it becomes a big biocrystal?

When the cell needs a certain segment of coding, how does the double helix unzip to the right place?

Before the cell divides, the DNA must be copied. How can the helix possibly unwind at 100 rpm during the duplication?

When the cell is ready to divide, what ...

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Thought-farmer keeps many aquaculture tanks,
Draws water from his own well to fill them,
He pours in his tinctures and starters
Ladles liquids to keep the level constant.

In one tank grows a patient corner piece
In another a window frame opens its eye,
One has shingles willing to overlap against weather,
In one are hinges that only love to swing.

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