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|A House of Bottles||Robin Merrill||2009|
|A Moxie and a Moon Pie: The Best of Moon Pie Press||Nancy A. Henry and Alice N. Persons, Editors||2005|
|A Sense of Place: Collected Maine Poems||Bay River Press||2002|
|Agreeable Friends, Contemporary Animal Poetry||Alice Persons, Editor||2008|
|ALMOST A REMEMBRANCE - Shorter Poems by Jack McCarthy||Jack McCarthy||2011|
|Angel of the Heavenly Tailgate||Annie Farnsworth||2006|
|Be Careful What You Wish For||Alice N. Persons||2003|
|BLACK BOAT BLACK WATER BLACK SAND||Dave Morrison||2009|
|Blues in the Night||Herb R. Coursen||2010|
|Child is Working to Capacity||Tom Delmore||2006|
|Drowning: A Poetic Memoir||Claire Hersom||2008|
|Early Late Bloom||Jim Mello||2007|
|ErosIon||Nancy A. Henry||2004|
|Essays in All Directions||Robert M. Chute||2007|
|Europe on $5 a Day||Nancy A. Henry||2005|
|Evidence of Light||Marita O'Neill||2005|
|Faulty Wiring||Bob MacLaughlin||2011|
|Floating||Ellen M. Taylor||2009|
|Full Moon Rising: the Best of Moon Pie Press, Volume II||Alice N. Persons and Nancy A. Henry, Editors||2006|
|He Gives Me Flowers||Gaylord Day Weston||2007|
|Heaven Jumping Woman||Pam Burr Smith||2011|
|HOME and Other Places||Wil Gibson||2012|
|How Many Cars Have We Been Married?||Ted Bookey, editor||2008||(see book detail)|
|Humming to Snails||Ellen M. Taylor||2005|
|I Have Walked Through Many Lives||Young Voices - Scarborough||2009|
|Innumerable Machines in My Mind: Found Poetry in the Papers of Thomas A. Edison||Dr. Blaine McCormick||2005|
|Language as a Second Language||Ted Bookey||2004|
|Laundry and Stories||Robin Merrill||2005|
|Life Class||Ruth Bookey||2007|
|Marengo Street||Anna Bat-Chai Wrobel||2012|
|My First Beatrice||David Stankiewicz||2013|
|Never say Never||Alice N. Persons||2004|
|Observed From a Skin Boat||John Holt Willey||2013|
|Old Whitman Loved Baseball and Other Baseball Poems||Edward J. Rielly||2007|
|Ordinary Time||Kevin Sweeney||2009|
|PASSION AND PRIDE: Poets in Support of Equality||Bruce Spang||2012|
|Poems of Maine in the Nineteen Thirties and Forties||Brenda Shaw||2006|
|Rags of Prayer||Kevin Sweeney||2006|
|Rifles, Rumors, Gin And Prayer||Jim Donnelly||2013|
|Safe Harbor: Port Veritas Poetry Anthology, Volume I||Edited by Alice Persons & Nathan Amadon||2008|
|SARX||Nancy A. Henry||2010|
|Sex, Death, and Baseball||David Moreau||2004|
|Singing With the Dead||Ted Thomas, Jr.||2007|
|Socks||Jay C. Davis||2007|
|Sun Shining on Snow: Poetry from the Senior College at the University of Maine at Augusta||Ted Bookey||2012|
|Tell them that you saw me but you didn't see me saw||Tom Delmore||2011|
|Thank Your Lucky Stars||Alice N. Persons||2011|
|The Bird Catcher||John-Michael Albert||2012|
|The Church of St. Materiana||Anne Britting Olesen||2007|
|The Common Law||James McKenna||2012|
|The Desire Line||Michelle Lewis||2006|
|The Flame and the Fiction||Darcy Shargo||2005|
|The Hard Way||Jay C. Davis||2006|
|The Lawns of Lobstermen||Douglas "Woody" Woodsum||2010|
|The Stream||Don Moyer||2006|
|The Ur-Word||Jim Glenn Thatcher||2008|
|Things As They Are||Eva Miodownik Oppenheim||2005|
|Through the Loop of Time||Eva Miodownik Oppenheim||2010|
|To Sadie at 18 Months and other poems||Edward J. Rielly||2011|
|To the Promised Land Grocery||Bruce Spang||2008|
|Traveling Through History||Patrick Hicks||2005|
|Tuscany Light||M. Kelly Lombardi||2006|
|Unidentified Flying Odes||Dennis Camire||2006|
|Vivaldi for Breakfast||John-Michael Albert||2009|
|Walking Track||Jay Franzel||2005|
|Ways of Looking||Edward J. Rielly||2005|
|What on Earth||Marcia F. Brown||2010|
|Whispers, Cries, & Tantrums||Jay C. Davis||2004|
|With a W/Hole in One||Ted Bookey||2010|
|You Can Still Go To Hell...and Other Truths About Being a Helping Professional||David Moreau||2007|
Whispers, Cries, & Tantrums
by Jay C. Davis – copyright 2004
$10 including postage and handling
by Tanya Whiton
The poems in Whispers, Cries, and Tantrums are intelligent without being pretentious, and vividly observed without being cynical: Jay Davis' wry, broken-hearted vision transforms the stuff of ordinary life into a series of vivid, humorous, and compassionate snapshots of the soul.
Here, eat, I've made you some salad.
Watercress and walnut oil, but just
a little...I know how hard it must be
to keep up your diet, and stay
looking the way you do. Your legs,
so impossibly long, bring me to
remember the first time I saw you
without your clothes. It's when I knew
I wanted to grow up.
Your insouciant optimism inspires me,
as well as how good you look even
as you pass your fortieth birthday !
You're an inspiration for me to put
on a pressed shirt in the morning
and find a tie with nice colors. Today
I want to look good, and maybe
you'll notice me.
I'll never be impolite in your presence,
and you're the only woman who could
ever make me consider quitting smoking.
You'd do well to ditch Ken, that pig,
who I've heard now wants to get
to know Skipper. And he has other
questionable qualities, too. I actually
found the guy in my daughter's room
dressed up to party in your clothes !
I'm glad you don't let it bother you
that so many women shun you
for being shallow and vain,
and the men think you're stupid.
We know better, don't we....let them talk.
I'll give you what you deserve, the benefit
of the dignity and respect that forty years
of being with the kids entitles you to.
Marry me, Barbie.
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