Monday Poems en "The Solitude of Ophelia" <p><br />...We know what we are, but know not what we may be... Hamlet, IV. v 44<br /><br />My eyes open, lettuce leaves,<br />curling cabbages to look bitter inside<br />my terror, a skinned spine.<br />Creature of death, I welcome and eat you without pain.<br /><br />The monster heart<br />gone to weeds.<br />I make mental contact with the lovers<br />watching TV in hotel rooms, share<br />wine with the carpet, spend<br />every buck I have.<br />Sell the typewriter.<br /><br />The fear snake arrives in the sky.<br />I watch neighbors leave for work.<br />We have nothing in common Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Shaun Gant 21925 at "The Solitude of Ophelia" "Montana Inventory" <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">At 85 miles an hour an insect splattered<br />like saffron on the windshield<br />and a white cloud in blue sky above the<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; speed-curried bug</span></font></p><p>-------------------------------------------------------------------</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Richard Brautigan 21918 at "Montana Inventory" "In A Field" <p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Robert Pack 21892 at "In A Field" "To Carry Water" <p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:25:35 +0000 Chris Dombrowski 21590 at "To Carry Water" "Jada" <p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:15:34 +0000 Robert Lee 21255 at "Jada" "Pow-wow Fever" <p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:59:26 +0000 Minerva Allen 20915 at "Pow-wow Fever" "This Morning" <p>“Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how?”<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; – Roethke<br /><br />It’s time. It’s almost too late.<br />Did you see the magnolia light its pink fires?<br />You could be your own, unknown self.<br />No one is keeping it from you.<br /><br />The magnolia lights its pink fires<br />daffodils shed papery sheaths.<br />No one is keeping you from it— Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:20:17 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 20601 at "This Morning" "Little Girl" <p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:58:52 +0000 Chérie Newman 20233 at "Little Girl" "A Sonnet for Everett Ruess" <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">You walked into the radiance of death<br />through passageways of stillness, stone, and light,<br />gold coin of cottonwoods, the spangled shade,<br />cascading song of canyon wrens, the flight<br />of scarlet dragonflies at pools, the stain<br />of water on a curve of sand, the art<br />of roots that crack the monolith of time.<br /><br />You knew the crazy lust to probe the heart<br />of that which has no heart that we could know,<br />toward the source, deep in the core, the maze,<br />the secret center where there are no bounds.<br /> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:56:03 +0000 Edward Abbey 19923 at "A Sonnet for Everett Ruess" "Beside the Road While Our Nation Is at War" <p>In our son's young hand,<br />borrowed from the ground in California,<br />five acorns glisten and roll.<br />"Dad! These could be bullets!<br />Will you help me make a gun?"<br /><br />His eyes look up into mine.<br /><br />"Or Dad! They could be magic<br />seeds! Will you help me make<br />a bag with a hole—so<br />they drop along the path<br />and grow?" I take his hand in mine.</p><p><br />"Little friend, we must decide."</p><p>-------------------------------------------------------------------</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 16:21:00 +0000 Kim Stafford 18047 at "Beside the Road While Our Nation Is at War"