Stanley Kaplan has published poetry in a number of journals, including Onthebus, Midstream, Chiron Review, Ragazine, Mobius and Quiet Courage
with others forthcoming. He lives in New York City where he paints as well as writes. He is the recipient of a Pollack- Krasner Foundation grant.
His paintings can be seen on their web site, pkf.org.
PRAM TO PRANK
A big ado admonish. Confess you threw the confetti.
You, a trobriander trudged to school.
Scout, scramble, forget everything, because your
potluck life ran from pram to prank. Your opera is
QUINTET IN QUARTER NOTES
Good and Plenty consecrated her quintet in quarter notes. The atonality quibbled with every
quick shift while she shunted two parts together. Drinking port, she shoveled note upon note.
Shrapnel sounds, musical tidbits discharged into the air, stunned and clattered.The harmonious
clink clenched and called us home.