Poems by Nicholas Trandahl

GRASS VALLEY, UTAHOut here,mountains riseone either sideof the valley.Spring breeze.Morning choirof songbirds.Harmony.Some long-broken part of mehas been made whole again.I felt it—just now. ARIZONA CABIN Cold morning light spills over our bed— enough light to color the soft curve of her hip. Fragrance of fresh-cut pine, and gentle tired loving. Intoxicated by all that wild […]

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Written After Listening to Creep for the First Time at age 33 on March 11th, 2022 by Thursday Simpson

I properly learned this song existed in July of 2021 but didn’t know who wrote it until tonight. I listened to Pablo Honey for the first time tonight and was pretty shocked to find out that Creep is a single on it. Let me try to explain. The first time I heard this song was […]

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When It Comes by Saul Bennett

Do not make huge changes,Make subtle adjustments.Too grand or too sudden,And it won’t stick.Try drinking four beersOn a Sunday,Instead of six.Grow your hairA little longer,Read a book by an author,You have not tried before.Go to a different bar,Take the trainInstead of your car.Eat mulligatawny soup andWatermelon.Watch a French movieOn Television.Worry about the morning,When it comes.

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