W.M. Rivera

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W. M. Rivera grew up in the Irish Channel of New Orleans. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1955 with a major in French language and literature. He began writing poetry early on and published a book of poems titled “At the End of Legend’s String” (Views Press,1960, Washington, DC.) . For many years he worked for ...

W.M. Rivera Poems

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Subtracting One

Subtracting One
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2.
After Hurricane Katrina, Words For My Grandmother

(Jeannette McLeod Hayes Moser,1899-1965) .
-The above ground tombs in New Orleans cemeteries are often referred to as “cities of the dead.”
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3.
Magritte And This Morning Bewick's Wren




Magritte stuffs it all in his pipe that's not a pipe,
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4.
Opening Blinds In The Dark

Life’s daily gets us up, opening blinds,
asking questions, starting the day’s ‘why? ’
me again, stuck in inspiration’s academics.
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5.
Blue Wisteria

For Sara,2014

Living 'happily ever after' we walk through
woods near the local School, breathe in
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