Today's poem is "Sky of Sleep"

from The MacGuffin

J.P. Dancing Bear's poems appear or are forthcoming in Atlanta Review, Poetry East, National Poetry Review, North American Review, Poetry International and many others. He is the editor of the American Poetry Journal and the host of "Out of Our Minds," a weekly poetry program on public radio station KKUP. His latest book is Billy Last Crow (Turning Point, 2004).

Other poems by J.P. Dancing Bear in Verse Daily:
August 19, 2004:  "Gacela of Animal Wisdom" "Apollo, Apollo, when will you leave the animals alone?..."
August 8, 2003:  "Island Myths" by "We were once two islands..."
June 14, 2003:  "Persephone at the Farmer's Market" "Even now, I cannot lose the memory of scent...."
May 3, 2003:  "Departing Phoenix" "I swallow bird songs that do not resurface..."
October 10, 2002:  "The Lonelier Moon" "Armstrong has seen it / from its sister...."

Other poems from The MacGuffin in Verse Daily:
April 3, 2004:  "The Bibliophile" by Jeanne Wagner
April 7, 2003:  "The February of the Bourgeoisie" by Jene Beardsley
November 24, 2002:  Restlessness by James Grinwis
November 12, 2002:  "Sunday Afternoon" by B. D. Love
October 31, 2002:  "What I Believe, with Four Final Words from Li-Young Lee" by Mary Jo Firth Gillett

About The MacGuffin:
Poets in this issue: Harriotte H. Aaron, Janice Abel, Sherrill Alesiak, Barry Ballard, Tim Barnes, Andrew Barter, Laurel Blossom, Jon Boilard, Matthew Brennen, J. Lorraine Brown, Karen Craigo, Cara Chamberlain, Thomas Christopher, Sally Croft, J.P. Dancing Bear, Stacia J. N. Decker, Lawrence Jay Dessner, Anne Doran, Stephanie Dickinson, James Doyle, Nancy Ford Dugan, Linda Dyer, William Emerson III, Carol Frith, Ann L. Forsaith, Linda Nemec Foster, Brett Gadbois, Rita Geil, Mary Jo Firth Gillett, Malgorzata Grabiszewska, Taylor Graham, Daniel Green, Sue Guiney, Carol Hamilton, Robert Haynes, Steve Hermanos, Ann Hillesland, Robert Holt, Charles M. Israel Jr., Dennis D. James, Anne Ward Jamieson, Emily Janda, N. Coleman Jenckes, Marilyn E. Johnston, Elisa Jenkins, Zilka Joseph, William Joyce, Deborah A. Kaple, Margaret Karmazin, Judith Kerman, Laurie King-Billman, Michael Kuperman, Janet Tracey Landman, Janet Levin, Ian MacMillan, Jennifer MacPherson, Stephanie Matthews, Dawn McDuffie, Colin McGibbon, Jacqueline McLean, Sally Allen McNall, Bill Meissner, Henry J. Morro, Susan Murphy, Cynthia Weber Nankee, Susan L. Noguera, Lynn Pattison, Jennifer Pearson, Jim Pipher, Katheen Potter, Donna Pucciani, Christine Rhein, Eve Rifkah, Michael David Roberts, Judi Rowena, Mary Schmitt, Elizabeth Scott, Elaine M. Seaman, Ryan Shoemaker, Coral Smart, Laurence Snydal, Maura Stanton, Phillip Sterling, Mark Taksa, Jay Udall, Andrew Vinstra, Amy Watkins, William John Watkins, Gabriel Welsh, Kelley Jean White, Joan Wilking, Tammy Wilson, Martha Wirkutis, Emily Wortman-Wunder, Michael T. Young, R. Suzanne Zeitman

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