Francis Santaquilani

Francis Santaquilani Poems

161. Accidental Death And Dismemberment 10/11/2005
162. Coelacanth 11/26/2005
163. Merciful Ghost 1/19/2006
164. Unschmackhaft 12/12/2011
165. Games 2/17/2010
166. Dinner With The Daddy 3/18/2007
167. Impenetrable 11/17/2005
168. Death Be Proud 8/5/2007
169. Scrape, Scrape, Scrape 3/16/2008
170. E.D. 10/10/2005
171. Acne Vulgaris 10/19/2005
172. Happy As Ever 3/20/2008
173. Haiku 9/11 10/10/2005
174. Beat 11/9/2005
175. Abortion Haiku 12/8/2008
176. It Was An Unattended Death 10/11/2005
177. Quartz Clock 10/11/2005
178. I Like How You Pray 4/9/2006
179. Sailing On 1/24/2006
180. We Are Tigers 10/12/2005

Comments about Francis Santaquilani

  • Karen Sinclair (1/10/2014 4:28:00 AM)

    Exceptional. A great writer....

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  • Yvonne Prete (1/14/2012 9:16:00 AM)

    I liked today's poem and the Abortion Haiku. That's the only poetry criticism I oernut,

Best Poem of Francis Santaquilani

We Are Tigers

We are tigers.
You are the larger one.
I warred against your whirl,
Then billowed to your bite.
Now I measure the force
Of your affection for me
In pounds per square inch.

That last day,
Before you carried me away,
That bad and good day,
The last day I thought of nothing
Swept horizontal:
Tall grass fanned my neck,
Half sleep was plump,
Clouds for clouds sake slid over me.
The day sank to my knees
And crawled with me in tow.

By your teeth
And your spin
The void fell away.
The day sped to a smudge
And clouds ...

Read the full of We Are Tigers

Family Portrait

It's the juxtaposition,
That made the photo.
The juxtaposition
You never considered,
Even as she dangled
Like raw meat
On a hook
In your periphery

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