Today's poem is "Ventriloquist"
from Sacrum

Four Way Books

Bruce Bond is the author of sixteen books including, most recently, Sacrum (Four Way Books, 2017), and Gold Bee (Crab Orchard Award, SIU Press, 2016). Presently he lives in Denton, Texas where he is Poetry Editor for American Literary Review and Regents Professor at the University of North Texas.

Other poems by Bruce Bond in Verse Daily:
December 24, 2015:   "Circle" "So when I arrived in hell, the sign said..."
October 27 2015:   "Trinity" "Small things have a different logic to them...."
November 17, 2015:   "Smetana" "When an ear creates its own private pitch..."
August 28, 2014:   "The Abyssal Plain" "Here beneath the last revenant of light..." br>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:
"In Memory of Jack Myers"
"Third Eye"
"The Birds of New Haven"
"Geppetto in Hell"
"Metaphysics of the Literal Heart"
"Water Burial"
Six poems
"Heaven?s Gate"
"The Dead Zoo"
"The Tadpoles"
"The Tree of Forgetting"
Two poems
"Night Arrival"
Five poems
"My Mother?s Closet"
Two poems
"A Little History of Waves"
"Cruor Dei"
"The Invention of Song"
"Thelonious Sphere Monk"
"Cruor Dei"
"The Invention of Song"

Bruce Bond according to Wikipedia.

About Sacrum:

"'The poet writes the history of his body,' Thoreau once noted, and nothing could be truer of the work undertaken by Bruce Bond in Sacrum. Exploring the tender vulnerabilities of the body and the complicated processes of consciousness, these poems keep arriving at elegy by meditating on the vivacities that make a life: love and pain, knowledge and time, wonder and reality. All the while, as one poem's speaker intones, 'be one part miracle, another / blunder.' In what is now a considerable body of work, Bond has been exploring that terrain between miracle and blunder in poems that get richer with each book. Sacrum is a superb and necessary addition to our poetry."
—Rick Barot

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