Today's poem is by Karen Volkman
Lifting whither, cycle of the sift
annuls the future, zero that you zoom
beautiful suitor of the lucent room
evacuating auras, stratal shift
leaping in its alabaster rift.
Lend the daylight crescent, circle, spume,
ether from your eye, appalled perfume,
ash incense to boundary when you drift
bluely loomingmotion will be mute
season spooling its argent errant thread
endless loop and lavish as the dead
note resounding a transparent flute.
Tell the boys we're leavingwind as red
event left at the altarthe bride is fled.
Copyright © 2008 Karen Volkman All rights reserved
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