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Verandah Porche. Welcome To Total Loss Farm. Longhouse, 2006. First edition. Fold out accordion booklet. New. Limited edition. $10 postpaid


 

A Selection From ~

Edited by Bob Arnold

A selection from Page One:

WELCOME TO TOTAL LOSS FARM

Welcome to Total Loss Farm-
Famous, formless, flaky, together.
Greet you with open arms.
Screen door smashes into the weather.
Set down your roots and roam.
There's no place like home.

Remember before we signed the deed,
we posed for our future-
"American Gothic" for seven:
If you lived here you'd be
home now in Heaven.
We unlocked the door, threw away the key.
Nothing to steal here, lie easy.

[chorus] Welcome to Total Loss Farm-

Remember we took our books to the woods
and learned to call the fire by name.
Huddled by the tin stove watching the wet logs
speak in tongues of flame.
Shuddered by the storm door,
listen to the wind roar,
"All the world is my stage!"
I coped his curses, chapters and verses
on my empty page, and he said

[chorus] Welcome to Total Loss Farm-

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A Woodburners We Recommend Publication 2006 series

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Verandah Porche. Welcome To Total Loss Farm. Longhouse, 2006. First edition. Fold out accordion booklet. New. Limited edition. $7.95 postpaid

As an act of goodwill and for poetry - Longhouse is sending out each month complete publications - online - of one poet (or more) we have published in booklet, broadside or postcard form for everyone to share. It's a way of giving back to many of you who have sent to us poems, letters, purchases and the same goodwill over the years. The series will fly in under the banner of our Woodburners We Recommend. It should also be felt as a certain warmth in memory to all our close and dear poetry comrades passed along - each one becoming more of a loss. Each monthly booklet will also be available for purchase from Longhouse. Issued in a very limited keepsake edition of 50 copies. Starting in 2006 we will begin to reissue and present past issues from Longhouse of select poets. For those readers that travel back as far as 1972 when Longhouse began, you know poetry was released like bandits by the day, by the week, by the month, and always free. We have never taken on grants and meant poetry to be seen & heard & on poetry terms. From 2006, into the Infinite, and within the universal cyber cosmos, we would like to share multiple poets with you....and only ask that you share them further.

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