selected past writing at 42opus


Cultural Studies by RICKY GARNI

there comes a time in which, no matter how important poetry may be, it seems more important to go out and buy throw pillows.

2 December 2003 | poetry, prose poem


Hermann and Dorothea: 8. Melpomene by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

Towards the setting sun the two thus went on their journey…

15 June 2005 | poetry, classic, translation


Darryl's 1890 by TRIPP READE

The antiques on the wall were real, not reproductions like you see in chain joints these days. In fact, even the seating was antique: scarred tables from long-demolished hotels and diners, railcar berths, an old-timey elevator.

21 November 2005 | fiction, short story, million writers award



At the turnpike a doe lies stiff

along a median of dry grass. Over her black

nose and eyes, an occasional fly

stirs. Summer is here.

25 September 2008 | poetry


When I consider how my light is spent, by JOHN MILTON

When I consider how my light is spent,

  Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,

  And that one talent which is death to hide

Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent

To serve therewith my Maker, and present

  My true account, lest He returning chide;

11 June 2008 | poetry, classic, sonnet, rhyme

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