Poetry Pops

Created by O, Miami and Randy Burman
Photography by Gesi Schilling


"Poetry Pops" combines the best two things in the world: poetry and ice cream. Throughout April, look for Shel Shiverstein (played by Randy Garcia) at your favorite Miami events and locations. The "Poetry Pop" salesman will be giving away strawberry and mango flavored popsicles. Each wrapper has two original poems locally-sourced from over forty poets. Collect them all!

Poems on Pops

M’pap pèdi espoua pou Kiskeya
Kè’m se yon kantè nan wout syèl la
 – Berwick “Underscore” Augustin


 I won't lose hope for Kiskeya (synonym for Haiti)
My heart is a jitney on the road to heaven  
– Berwick “Underscore” Augustin


 It’s my treat.  
– Alana Eve Burman


 April’s bright sun tastes of poems blue skies
not frozen today’s delight Yum O, Miami

– Susan R. Williamson


 Your eyes can get blurry, but you can still see the moon.
– Ismael Santos

 
You may not know it, but I’m inside this thing
– Joseph Cardarelli


Comfort Me Please I Am Scared Stiff
– Annette Wells


 Global Warming Flavored
– Alejandro Bellizzi

 
I Melt Under Your Gaze
Desire Consumes Me
– Annette Wells

 
Flooded streets, concrete walls, Metrorail lines: it is this.
– Ismael Santos

 
Este lado de la luna y los borrachos
conocemos el secreto de Miami

– Giorgina Almagia

 
Kiss me with your lips. I'll send you through a cold bliss.
– Carla Triviño

 
The Aliens froze themselves in pods of nourishing fructose,
hoping to wake in a future where their kind were not treated
like popsicle sticks

– Alejandro Bellizzi

 
Spoke our sleep grease our muck love our city’s undervoice
– Natalie Catasús

 
Now is the time for a hasty Decision
– Ron Burns

 
The body accustomed to complete saturation
cuts gulls from the abalone sky

–  Natalie Catasús

 
The Milky Way is your lips on my shoulder
As I sleep Very far from here
– Jeffrey Knapp

 
Flamingos flock to race tracks; we lay teddy bear epitaphs
– iamkortney

 
The delight of this taste linger like love frozen in time.
– R. Craig Sautter

 
You are the name of every palm tree. Tell me again.
– Sarah Trudgeon

 
The sun makes me cry, won’t you lick my tears dry?
– Carla Triviño

 
Haiti was born in Me, L’Union Fait La Force pou Ayiti
– Mecca Marcelin

 
Lay in the grass; wonder how we look from afar
– Zain Naqvi

 
This frozen treat is hardy, certainly more than the Donner party!
– Jeremy Chestler

 
Sky touched she walked past crabs, tortoises,
then horses strewn on the blank shore.

– Yaddyra Peralta

 
Frost bite me, baby!
– Victoria Funes

 
She was wearing vodka spiked with six inch heels
– Alexis Alvey

 
I ONLY HAVE ICE FOR YOU.
– Annette Wells

 
Vivimos un misterio en el año más de mil
– Giorgina Almagia

 
Instagram this & think of the tons of photons taking non-stop photos
– Brandon Mubarak

 
I’m so happy, I feel like a blizzard left alone in your blood stream
each snowflake a corpuscle each cell a lover

– Jeffrey Knapp

 
He holds his open palms out way before her tears have fallen.
– Cleopatra & Sigmundo

 
He will melt At the sight of you
– Sasha Bazan

 
Love happened here.
– Emonde M. Prosper

 
I do not trust your hungry eyes.
– Sophia Jurgens

 
Los dedos en el hielo para perder el tacto de los días.
– Ana C. Blum

 
If I had thumbs, I would have ruled the world.
– Sophia Jurgens

 
My brain knows what this means, but it won't tell me
– Hiram Aparicio

 
It’s better to live life unwrapped
– Marie Whitman

 
Taste more of me if you want to.
– Michele Hall

 
I melt You melt We all melt in Miami
– Jenna Stolfi

 
<------------
what we remember
-------------->
what we want
– Terri Witek

 
It was through love que aprendí a amar
– Christopher Rodriguez Barake

 
Everyday I have I lay down surrender takes so much practice
– Marie Whitman

 
We all want a penthouse or a house pet or
an arrow through the heart – a be mine velociraptor

– Jenna Stolfi

 
#drowning underwater mortgages and streets #miami
– Barron Sherer

 
Mi otra vida super-puesta en el tiempo
– Hannah Badwan

 
lines
perfectly horizontal
stretching towards
the infinite
perfectly parallel
how delightful
– Hiram Aparicio

 
why do I offer myself to those who seek to destroy me?
– Erika A. Grohosk

 
it seems every cell was fated to deliver Ophelia
down the river all blue, in her white night gown

– Scarlett Diaz

 
Not so Fast My Friend…Don’t let Me go to Your Head
– Ron Burns

 
People are like Frozen pops. Cold Stiff, colorful, and need to be held.
– Dr. Sam Lopez De Victoria

 
Polar Vortex Meet Molar Vortex
– Ron Burns

 
The ocean, this sun
The gift of the anonymous Painter
Nothing on this Earth has ever been colored better
– Emonde M. Prosper


 Estelado de la luna y los borrachos conocemos el secreto de Miami
– Giorgina Almagia

 
White knuckling the steering wheel, fit of road rage...get home,
grab yoga mat...Auuuuummmmmm

– Josie Gulliksen

 
in need of fire dress purchased from forever
she raised her glass I imagine to eternity
– Hiram Aparicio

 
war and peace
joy and sadness
red or blue
I love you
– Nick Gilmore

 
Lago congelado que llora abrazado de la luna.
– Ana C. Blum

 
White as lightning and Just as flashy;
still, your teeth do not impress me.
– Jen Karetnick

 
Another delicious moment melts in the sun.
– Michele Hall

 
Many make this selection adolescently Then enjoy this confection quiescently
– Gretchen Schmidt

 
Miami casts off and dresses in seasons with anticipation.
– Marina Ellis

 
The joy of small pleasures is infinite.
– Kathryn Roscoe

 
Participants in a world of charged particles & changing participles
– Brandon Mubarak

 
You make my tongue yellow, And my disposition mellow.
– Gary Opper

 
I was once part of a star too. How did we get so cold?
– Lucas Leyva

 
The molars make impact, releasing wisdom onto a paralyzed tongue.
This is how language becomes lost.
– Jen Karetnick

 
WHEN I WIN,I WILL GRIN, WITH POPCYCLE JUICE, ONMY CHIN.
– Gary Opper

 
You may been the ball but I’m on the stick.
– Jen Karetnick

 
Unwrap me slowly
– Genevieve Pereyra

 
A changing wind messy hair, blowing In the wrong direction as if that matters.
– Kelly Nicole Long

 
Freezer gods sent me to make you happy as can be.
– Carla Triviño


Pensively
Opened and
Precociously
Simple.
I implore you:
Create
Love
Explore
– Kathryn Roscoe

 
The lone woman consults her phone. "Niente," says her face.
– Jessie Vail Aufiery

 
I’m really wrapped up in things right now.
– Genevieve Pereyra

 
Water molecules feel pain too (the melting is better than the freezing)
– Lucas Leyva

 
If only I had two gumballs I could stare back at you
– Lucas Leyva

 
Buy two, I get lonely.
– Genevieve Pereyra

 
Better to drown in sugar than fall out of love with memory of things
– Mike Stutzman

 
Save the drama till the ice melts. And I am far from here.
– Stuart Sheldon

 
In ice cream we trust
– Laz Lmnoq

 
Her gaze held me frozen in time and warmed my cheeks like sunrays.
– Neely Woodroffe

 
Considering this poet’s age This is a wise old Grand Pop
– Larry Litt

 
pausing, pondering poetry on popsicles, realizing reflections
lead to melted moments. don't be too late.
– PE

 
De las olas en las nalgas sal en el vapor del agua
– Giorgina Almagia

 
Love happened here
– Emonde M. Prosper

 
There is something sweet and succinct, summer tasted, fleeting it is gone.
– Kelly Nicole Long

 
To what tongue am I to bring such an icy glee?
– Santino Sini

 
A truly tropical soul cares not for frigid conditioning of air or ought.
– Sarah Schuibbeo

 
Soy lo aprendido no invento nada.
– Sandra March

 
The seaglass that follows the drunken tide
that follows the christened ship.
– Mike Stutzman

 
A moment frozen in Time
– Clara Varas

 
You miss me when I’m gone.
– Clara Varas

 
Some say My-A-Muh. Me myself I say My-AM-me.
– Jessie Vail Aufiery

 
On a common day confident birds sing loudly in this heavy air.
– Yaddyra Peralta

 
A crystal soldier knows dying is living matter;
there is time to shine and time to shatter.

– Alfonso Santillana

 
You melt me like icon a scorching summer evening.
– Neely Woodroffe

 
Devour me for I have no tomorrows.
– Laz Lmnoq

 
Mean people get no treats.
– Stuart Sheldon

 
The tongue shivers what the brain anticipates
– Laz Lmnoq

 
En las formas de lo ajeno, en mi cuerpo; no me encuentro.
– Sandra March

 
I am a vessel of virtuous, frozen graces
– Santino Sini