An extra post because we can’t pass up the 29th February, and because next weekend will be next Monday (next weekend will be occupied with StAnza Poetry Festival, for those of you in this part of the world. St Andrews, Scotland).
First to Sherry Pasquerello of USA, with her descriptive poem river rocks. Next we have a Nautilus from Dennis Garrison, well known for haiku forms. This is a form he invented, consisting of two Fibonnaci sequences and a Cinqain D’Or. To the rest of us it is about the “golden mean.” Finally a short poem from Ian Blake, of north-west Scotland, from his first book containg his even earlier, 1960s poem, The Bombing of Dresden.
Enjoy the rest of this 29 February, and thanks to all the poets of the month.
Mitchell Waldman and Joe McEvoy
this web-winged colossus quivers on its massive pier.
the bridge’s braided sinews still, with bridled flight, vibrate.
Its fine tracery of steel, grounded now eigth fathoms deep,
is poised to spread and lift in one epiphanic leap
and sweep loose its earthen fetters and their killing weight.But still it stays. Across the channel’s flow, the grumbling
span carries the trudging traffic
on its trembling way
First published in Poetry Scotland 20, 2002
One by one,
Between brown boulders,
Reflects live bodies
Round the pool.
As day meets night,
First published in Aultgrishan, diehard 1999