Henri Cole

  • Immortal

    With the press of a button, she appears out. of darkness, sitting. with one ankle. over the other, in a woven dress. and sandals, …

  • Pig

    Poor patient pig—trying to keep his balance, that’s all, upright on a flatbed ahead of me, somewhere between Pennsylvania and Ohio, enjoying…

  • Hens

    It’s good for the ego, when I call and they come. running, squawking and clucking, because it’s feedtime, and once again I can’t resist…

  • Quai Aux Fleurs

    I want to just keep on smearing butter. & jam on toast with a blunt knife. and licking foam from my espresso cup, while listening to Lizzy…

  • Birthday

    Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) When I was a boy, we called it punishment.to be locked up in a room. God's apparent.abdication…

  • Dead Wren

    Opening your little gothic wings. on my whitewashed chest of drawers, I almost fear you, as if today were my funeral. Moment by moment, enzymes…

  • Landscape With Deer and Figure

    If you listen, you can hear them chewing. before you see them standing or sitting - with slim legs and branching antlers - eating together like…

  • Childlessness

    For many years I wanted a child. though I knew it would only illuminate life. for a time, like a star on a tree; I believed. that happiness would…

  • Horses

    Setting out on my bicycle alone, I came upon the horses. drenched in bright sunshine, yard after yard of blue-black ironed silk, drawn before…

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Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

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Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

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Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

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The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

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'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

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