About Lori Lipsky

My poetry has appeared in Penwood Review, Flutter Journal, Pegasus Review, Red Poppy Review, Bolts of Silk, a Handful of Stones, Camel Saloon, Sparkbright and other publications. I live near Madison, Wisconsin with my husband and one of our daughters. Our other daughter studies art history and photography in Hong Kong. My husband travels for business and sometimes I get to tag along. Art, music, history, nature and relationships are common themes in my writing. You may contact me at lorilipsky@gmail.com, on Facebook or Twitter@LoriSLipsky.

Memorial Day Poem

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Memorial Day 

red paper poppies

small town parades

flags and gunned salutes

flowers at headstones

 

quiet lives of liberty

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by Lori Lipsky, May 2014

photo: iStockphoto/dabjola

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My new poem, The Private’s Wife may be found over at The Barn Door. Thank you for your comments and kind support.
Lori

photo: istockphoto/michieldb

An April Approach to Frankfurt

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An April Approach to Frankfurt
by Lori Lipsky

 

our taxi driver

showed no fear

as the speedometer passed 150

 

the speed of a highway

the approach to a modern European skyline

the tidiness of a city center

 

hundreds and hundreds

of well-ordered yellow daffodils

paired with pansies

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photo credit: iStockphoto/YinYang

Small Town Haiku

Small Town Haiku

 

down Maple Street

next door to the library—

the gingko tree

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by Lori Lipsky

I grew up in a small town, on Maple Avenue. Down on the other end of the block was the library, and next door (you guessed it), the town’s only gingko tree. Our class once took a walking field trip to see the tree and learn about it.

Another small town poem of mine appears at the Barn Door. Your comments there are much appreciated. Thank you for reading. Lori

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