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Today's poem is "Words Against the Walls of the City"

from Colorado Review

Bruce Bond is the author of eight published books of poetry, most recently The Visible (LSU, 2012). His tetralogy, Choir of the Wells, and his tenth book, The Other Sky (in collaboration with the painter Aron Wiesenfled, intro by Stephen Dunn), are forthcoming from Etruscan Press.

Other poems by Bruce Bond in Verse Daily:
March 21, 2013:   "What the Given Says to the Made" "How odd the ordinary birds that praise..."
March 16, 2012:   "Homage to the Left Hand" "Not the south paw of the left..."
September 1, 2011:   "Arrows" "Every thrill in us creates unease..."
September 9, 2010:   "Empire of Light" "It's the lantern that we look to most..."
April 17, 2009:   "Sand" "So many grains, so many little tombs..."
July 24, 2008:   "Tuning Fork" "Lynchpin of the singing wheel..."
June 26, 2008:   "Scar" "What is it you forget in your vigil..."
May 8, 2008:   "Will" "To the locusts that blur the lyres of their shells..."
April 16, 2008:   "Elegy for Tim Buckley" "Scat singing for the sleep deprived..."
July 8, 2007:   "Confessions of a Music Box" " No larger than a bird coffin..."
August 25, 2006:   "Black Iris" " Dear guitar, my Cyclops, my raft..."
August 14, 2006:   "Planetarium" " As the mobile of planets wheeled over my crib..."
April 18, 2004:  "The Ghost of Weather" "My father takes smaller steps..."
March 30, 2004:  "Rehearsals for the New Order" "The courthouse is empty now ablaze..."
October 12, 2002:  "The Chimneys" "After the fire the monoliths of brick..."
July 23, 2002:  "Mercy" "Dear happiness, forgive me..."

Books by Bruce Bond:

Other poems on the web by Bruce Bond:
"Night Arrival"
"Shutter"
Four poems
"Pill"
"My Motherís Closet"
"Echolalia"
Two poems
"A Little History of Waves"
"Cruor Dei"
"The Invention of Song"
"Ringtone"
"Choir"
"Elegy"
"Thelonious Sphere Monk"
"Cruor Dei"
"The Invention of Song"

Bruce Bond according to Wikipedia.

About Colorado Review:

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Colorado Review * 9105 Campus Delivery * Department of English * Colorado State University * Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-9105
Editor: Matthew Cooperman, Donald Revell, Sasha Steensen

Other poems from Colorado Review in Verse Daily:

Subscription: 1 year, $24
Colorado Review * 9105 Campus Delivery * Department of English * Colorado State University * Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
Poetry Editors: Donald Revell * Sasha Steensen * Matthew Cooperman

All other poems from Colorado Review that have appeared on Verse Daily:
April 5, 2013:   "Valediction Lessons: Flora" by Bruce Bond
March 4, 2013:   "Another Pastoral A" by Aaron McCollough
November 2, 2012:   "Just Vanilla" "She was a pistol...."
October 31, 2012:   "After the Feast at Year's End" by Brenda Hillman
October 30, 2012:   "Une Lettre de la Mer de Glace" by Jo Ann Clark
July 17, 2012:   "Sleep Song" "I want to remember the picture..."
July 16, 2012:   "When a Man and a Woman Are Alone Together, the Third Person Present Is Satan" by Claire Sylvester Smith
December 23, 2011:   "Cursive" by Elizabeth Willis
December 22, 2011:   "Where They Feed Their Children to Kings" by John Gallaher
September 28, 2011:   "Portrayal, X-Ray" by Cori A. Winrock
September 26, 2011:   "The Strategy" by Kascha Semonovitch
June 23, 2011:   "The Commendation" by Dean Young
August 21, 2010:   "Conditionals" by Ryan Flaherty
December 23, 2009:   "Untitled" by Ryan Flaherty (translated by Rosmarie Waldrop)
August 29, 2009:   "Repititions" by Jennifer Moxley
April 6, 2009:   "The People on the Bus" by Stephen Burt
April 4, 2009:   "A List of Possibilities in an Uncertain Order" by Jack Ridl
April 2, 2009:   "Iridescent, One Might Say" by Mary Ann Samyn
March 31, 2009:   "Secret Sea" by Nathan Parker

March 30, 2009:   "Hare" by Joseph Campana
January 6, 2009:   "Ontology and the Platypus" by Kathy Fagan
August 8, 2008:   "Smithereens" by L. S. Klatt
August 6, 2008:   "Diorama with a 20-Watt Bulb Inside" by John Isles
April 18, 2008:   "Bends" by Ron Paul Salutsky
April 15, 2008:   "Schrödinger Reincarnated" by Dana Curtis
January 4, 2008:   "You'll See a Sailboat" by Jaswinder Bolina
January 2, 2008:   "Furlough" by Leslie Williams
December 23, 2007:   "Eye Contact" by Craig Morgan Teicher
December 17, 2007:   "In a Better World Than This" by James Cushing
November 19, 2007:   "Sestina with Random Peace Words" by Monica Raymond
November 22, 2007:   "Fighting" by Dana Goodyear
November 21, 2007:   "Flicker" by Joanna Klink
November 20, 2007:   "Poem Beside Itself" by Graham Foust
November 19, 2007:   "Sestina with Random Peace Words" by Monica Raymond
November 8, 2007:   "If You Should Care For Me" by Lacy Schutz
October 29, 2007:   "Would That We Had" by DLacy Schutz

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