Don Tiedemann

Rookie - 76 Points (2/23/1950 / Baltimore, Md)

Don Tiedemann Poems

1. June And Shadows 3/3/2011
2. The Old Man Is The Sea 4/5/2011
3. Instruction 4/9/2011
4. Setting In 4/12/2011
5. Sluggo 5/14/2011
6. Variable Winds 6/18/2011
7. Jeff And Sue 7/18/2011
8. Rearview 8/23/2011
9. Saturday Morning 9/15/2011
10. Night Life 11/10/2011
11. Cold Coffee 1/2/2012
12. Afternoon Song 1/2/2012
13. Quotidian 2/3/2012
14. Intercalary 2/13/2012
15. All The Pretty Things 3/11/2012
16. Smart Guy Villanelle 3/11/2012
17. I Know 3/11/2012
18. Three Sisters Or Come The Revolution 4/18/2012
19. Some Rhymes For Waking 6/1/2012
20. Returning 6/1/2012
21. Unchosen 2/4/2013
22. Late Light 2/4/2013
23. Turnpike East 10/14/2013
24. The Other Side 10/14/2013
25. In This Wind 10/14/2013
26. Cosmology 7/9/2014
27. What Keeps Me Up 8/10/2014
28. The Enemy 8/10/2014
29. Migration 2/14/2011
30. Hard Rain 2/14/2011
31. Cold Morning 2/14/2011
32. Well Past Noon 11/23/2014
33. Pm 11/23/2014
34. Pause 11/23/2014
35. Turn 6/27/2015
36. Trees 6/27/2015
37. Notes From An Amateur 11/23/2014
38. Nothing Much 9/15/2011
39. Dismissal 2/14/2011
40. Summer Journal (Take 2) 2/26/2011
Best Poem of Don Tiedemann

Smokers

they are
the margin notes of city life
details optional to any story

they are
the dragon guardians of back porch beer kegs
fiercely discharging smoke thru pursed lips

they lean
in garage doorways
reading folded papers

they sit
on the office building stairs
next to melting snow

pulling unbuttoned sweaters tight
discussing whatever a lit match
might stimulate

they worry
and sometimes even talk
about their weight, children, sex life...

and then
dismiss it all in the brief cease-fire
life will honor ...

Read the full of Smokers

Hard Rain

Gusts of wind blast
the drops into a spray.
The waters rise.
This might be the day

that the streets
are all washed clean
and we know (though we have never asked)
what all the prophets mean.

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