Hans Ostrom

Silver Star - 3,565 Points (1954 / California)

Hans Ostrom Poems

321. Schooling 2/10/2017
322. Sex 9/17/2008
323. Love Poem: The Cherubs, The Harbors 11/1/2007
324. Morphine 11/18/2007
325. Cashier, Hardware Store 11/4/2007
326. Read And See -new- 12/7/2017
327. Waking To Baking 11/20/2017
328. For Cafeteria Workers 2/5/2009
329. Door Poem 9/21/2009
330. Democracy Today 8/20/2008
331. April Primary 11/18/2007
332. Homeless Citizens In A Library 11/4/2007
333. High School Football 10/19/2007
334. Consumocracy 11/5/2007
335. Theology And Banking 10/23/2007
336. Alleys 11/9/2007
337. Sestina: The Game Of Baseball 10/23/2007
338. A Photograph Of The Day-Shift: North Star Mine,20 June 1938 10/23/2007
339. Fossil Of A Wing 10/19/2007
340. A Hod-Carrier Reflects 10/19/2007
341. And Now, Whether 10/12/2007
342. How To Be A Cat 5/29/2008
343. For Librarians 2/18/2008
344. Langston Hughes And Barack Obama 1/20/2009
345. How To Write A Poem: A Poem 5/11/2009
346. Langston Hughes 10/19/2007

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Langston Hughes

In a wilderness of reasons
not to write, he wrote. Just wrote.
Each word was the belief
in the possibility of the next.
He kept it going.

Mostly his days and words talk
quietly, though he could rant and rage.
Mention is what his voices usually do
in a world of self-convinced noise.

Truth mentioned is a sweet brass
note you’ll never forget. Writing,
Langston showed writing to be
an unashamed act, one of the few
in a shameful, shaming world. Words

grin. Words reside. Words throw
a meal together for unexpected friends,
make a garden...

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A Hod-Carrier Reflects

Stone walls get the last word.
This wall, my father built. He’s dead.
It stands. He hefted each rock, troweled
mortar, composed High-Sierra granite,
quartz, diorite, mariposite, slate. Made
the thing true, good, pleasing, and useful.

I mixed and wheeled the gray “mud, ”
cleaned tools and rocks, etched

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