Christopher Raley’s New Blog

by Matthew Raley My brother Chris has just launched his own poetry blog called Tapping the Wall. He's got two new poems up, and I hope you'll check them out. I've also added his site to my blogroll. Chris is not a "Christian poet" in the sense that he rewrites 'Tis So Sweet To Trust... Continue Reading →


Poetry: “Beheaded By Fence Line”

by Christopher Raley i Their faces beheaded by fence line grotesque laughter, contort a bent double to disappear them then release them back to exposure’s buzzing yellow of dirty night. She sits in watch of small frames detailing mimicry without and marks them a record in tickling her cynicism. I stand in kitchen slider view... Continue Reading →

Poetry: “Before the Fire-Scarred Land”

by Christopher Raley Oracle speaks in the living room while wind beats huddled houses with her fury. Thelonious: Again now tell us of peace you find in misery’s laughter, humiliation’s pride. But can you speak beauty as bare-skin light of dawn unveils valley parchment its smear of sight? Or is yours only for laughter at... Continue Reading →

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