Theresa Haffner

Rookie - 81 Points (August 25,1945 / Plainwell, Michigan)

Theresa Haffner Poems

1. Different Drum 3/22/2007
2. The Ancient Race 3/23/2007
3. Down The Highway 4/1/2007
4. Room 203 4/1/2007
5. Heartbeat 4/1/2007
6. Blue 4/13/2007
7. Yellow Daisies 4/13/2007
8. Betamax 5/16/2007
9. Laser Night 6/1/2007
10. Offering 7/5/2007
11. Mouth 7/5/2007
12. Sometimes 7/6/2007
13. Scrambled Eggs 7/30/2007
14. Satan's Turnpike 8/2/2007
15. Tiresias 4/20/2007
16. The New Land 9/2/2007
17. Compassion 9/3/2007
18. Unknown Agent 9/12/2007
19. Of The Meaning... 9/12/2007
20. One Day 9/16/2007
21. War 9/17/2007
22. Untitled 9/17/2007
23. The Death Of Billie Holiday 9/18/2007
24. The Next Generation 1/22/2008
25. Fire 1/22/2008
26. Fresno 1/22/2008
27. Wounds 5/14/2008
28. Inscription 5/14/2008
29. Mars Reflections 5/15/2008
30. The Case For Wisdom At 5: 00 A.M. 5/26/2008
31. The Black Stars 2/14/2009
32. Ledger 6/2/2009
33. China White 8/27/2009
34. Two Blocks East, Three Blocks West 8/27/2009
35. Erraterra 11/2/2009
36. Teachers 11/3/2009
37. Letter To D- 11/30/2009
38. Mind Collage 12/23/2009
39. Childhod's End 4/28/2010
40. The Mariner 9/9/2010

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So You Want To Be A Poet?

(for Suzanne Lummis)

So you want to be a poet?
Not, I guess, if all you want is to write something
sugary for your boyfriend
and say, "Oh, these are my innermost feelings, "
Certainly not if you want to make money,
because almost anything you could write that isn't poetry
would make more money
but
if you want to be taken seriously
it takes a lifetime of preparation and hard work
just to get something published
in some obscure literary magazine
that nobody ever heard of and nobody reads

So you want to be a poet?
Most people ...

Read the full of So You Want To Be A Poet?

Plutonium

The first time the world was destroyed was by water.

The second time was by fire.

The third time the world was destroyed was by megaton nuclear warheads aimed against the world capitals in 'mutually assured destruction.'

The fourth time the world was destroyed was by global warming,
depletion of the ozone layer, desertification, deforestation and defoliation of the Amazon rain forests and old growth redwood timberland.

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