Bonnie Poems Samples


Words are submissive but unfaithful,
fickle to their roots and inconstant.

Even if you believe them,
they act in bad faith
double-cross your best efforts and desert you.
As often as you use them they abuse you.
Believe me, they mess
with your meaning.

— Originally published in The Griffin

The sun goes down and goes down,

and goes  d




And yes, it rises, but it leaves behind things
we want to hold on to.

Time Carries All Things Away

Time Carries All Things Away
by Bonnie Stanard
38 pages
Main Street Rag Publishing
$12 (plus shipping)

Some people have a way with words

There are very few innocent sentences in writing. — David F. Wallace

Never put off writing until you are better at it. — Gary Henderson

Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth. — Ursula Le Guin

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either. —Robert Graves

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. — Mark Twain



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