Welcome to the Dandy Duchess Logbook

Like all good airships our gigantic hot air balloon bed, the Dandy Duchess, keeps her own logbook. She has impeccable handwriting.

To honor the poets and their timeless artistry, the Dandy Duchess will publish the poems from our Poetry Nap adventures here for you. Sometimes the full poem makes it into a Chapter; sometimes parts; and sometimes we take poetic license to suit our escapades; however, here below you will find the originals in their full glory.

The Dandy Duchess also shares other gems of music and musing. Please be sure to join the mailing list to receive your weekly Poetic Perk, our gift of a poem in your inbox every Tuesday morning.

Ethereally, surreally, and really yours,
Lady & Lord Dosis

For Keeps · by Joy Harjo

Sun makes the day new. Tiny green plants emerge from earth. Birds are singing the sky into place. There is nowhere else I…

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Voice of the Earth – or Protoplasm · by Adrian Arias

Cuando entro en el ríomi pequeño cuerpo tiemblasé que estoy vivoy no pueden los dioses arrebatarme esa sensación. La…

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The Harp · by Pablo Neruda

Only the music moved. Milks, feathers, skins,names and smoke–nothing else was, neither nightnor the day, as the planets…

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To a Wrinkled Boulder · by Pablo Neruda

A wrinkled stonepolishedby sea, by air,by time.A giant rock, shakenby a cyclone, by a volcano,by a nightof seafoam and…

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Voices of Earth · by Archibald Lampman

We have not heard the music of the spheres, The song of star to star, but there are sounds More deep than human joy and…

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Music Playlist: Chapter Three, The Secret of Forgotten Stars

Dearest Poetry Nappers, Please relish and delight in the poetry of the lyrics and the extraordinary music of these sterling…

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SONNETT XVI · by Pablo Neruda

I love the handful of the earth you are. Because of its meadows, vast as a planet, I have no other star. You are my replica…

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WE Two, How Long We Were Fool’d · by Uncle Walt Whitman

WE two, how long we were fool'd, Now transmuted, we swiftly escape as Nature escapes, We are Nature, long have we been…

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YES! THIS DAMN UNIVERSE! · by Michael McClure

YES! THIS DAMN UNIVERSE! An ever-flowing, eternal, closed up, open system—a dial of vibratory flows from end to front—a…

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My Hands · by Octavio Paz

My hands Open the curtains of your being Clothe you in a further nudity Uncover the bodies of your body My hands Invent…

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