Paper Poetry
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Paper Poetry


Mother Gaia Reframed

A poem inspired by my mother’s painting

Art courtesy of my mother, Marlene Boles

The Greek Old Testament usually translates amen as “so be it”
Encyclopedia Britannica

She’s dressed in gossamer winter whites,
brocade skirt spilling lava flows of wine reds.




We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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Jenine Bsharah Baines

Jenine Bsharah Baines

Retired publicist with a passion. “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” Gustave Flaubert.