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  April 2017
volume 14 number 1
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  Paulo Brito
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  Neil Ellman
  Timothy Gager
  Jerry Garcia
  David Herrle
  Julia Knobloch
  Marie C Lecrivain
  Emma Lee
  Ron Lucas
  Karen J McDonnell
  Alison Ross
  Walter Ruhlmann
  Rishan Singh
  Bobbi SInha-Morey
  Zev Torres
  RK Wallace
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Neil Ellman
April 2017



art by paradoxius

    Neil Ellman, a poet from New Jersey, has published more than 1,350 poems in print and online journals, anthologies and thirteen chapbooks throughout the world. He has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and twice for Best of the Net.



Always the Sun

So much is made
of the difference between
the sun
when it burns a hole
in history
and so little of its eclipse
when its shimmer disappears
behind the moon
as if it never was.

So much is made
of its golden glow
on Achilles's shield
and so little of the moon
when it cast it shadow
on the walls of Troy.

The sun always the sun
and always the moon

copyright 2017 Neil Ellman