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Today's poem is "The Abyssal Plain"

from 32 Poems

Bruce Bond is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently Choir of the Wells (Etruscan, 2013). Forthcoming books include The Other Sky (Etruscan) and For the Lost Cathedral (LSU).

Other poems by Bruce Bond in Verse Daily:
December 5, 2013:   "Shame" "When a boy passes out drunk at a party..."
May 16, 2013:   "Words Against the Walls of the City" "Night loves a ladder...."
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:
"Metaphysics of the Literal Heart"
"Water Burial"
Six poems
"Heavenís Gate"
"The Dead Zoo"
"The Tadpoles"
"The Tree of Forgetting"
Two poems
"Night Arrival"
"Shutter"
Five 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 32 Poems:

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32 Poems Magazine * Texas Tech University * Lubbock, TX 79409-3091
Editor: John Poch & Deborah Ager

Other poems from 32 Poems in Verse Daily:
January 28, 2014:   "Personal Ruin" by Claire Wahmanholm
October 17, 2013:   "Self-Portrait with Quarry" by Elisabeth Murawski
October 16, 2013:   "The Belt" by Noah Kucij
September 12, 2012:   "Passion Flower" by Melissa Apperson
September 11, 2012:   "Wandering Albatross" by Suzanne Zweizig
August 24, 2011:   "Alley" by Jeffery L. Bahr
January 7, 2011:   "Late" by Sidney Wade
January 6, 2011:   "Dictator" by Melissa Stein
February 8, 2010:   "Praise Nothing" by Joshua Robbins
June 25, 2009:   "Bats in the Attic" by Chelsea Rathburn
June 23, 2009:   "Rip Cord" by Jamie Thomas
February 22, 2009:   "Bats in the Attic" by Anthony Walton
February 21, 2009:   "The Pencil" by Billy Collins
April 22, 2007:   "Thin Ice" by Randall Stiffler
November 30, 2005:   "Cod" by David Roderick
May 16, 2005:  "Bird Advice" Jill Alexander Essbaum
May 14, 2005:  "Parting Shot" Brendan O'Connor
May 3, 2005:  "Boat" Carol Frost
February 9, 2005:  "Fabulous Ones" by Jeffrey Thomson
February 8, 2005:  "Ultrasound" by A. E. Stallings
February 7, 2005:  "Year of the Blues" by A. C. Schaffer
June 29, 2004:  "Bonfire" by Julie Funderburk
June 28, 2004:  "Ill-Made Almighty" by Heather McHugh
January 3, 2004:  "Father Countries" by Geoffrey Brock
December 31, 2003:  "Litany for Treetops" by C. J. Sage
July 15, 2003:  "The Trouble with Being Born" by Christina Davis
July 14, 2003:  "Outer Banks (II)" by Christian Wiman
July 9, 2003:  "Sonnet" by Kimberly Johnson

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