Crescent Moon hangs loose from sparkling Venus,
Blinking satellite hobbles through cobalt sky,
City silhouettes haunt low horizon,
On a garden bench, frozen crystals
Reflect the hidden stars,
Robin song greets nascent dawn,
Chimney crow steals dregs
Of last night’s heat.
Sudden gust stirs the stillness,
Threads the willows dangling tresses,
Scrapes the bones of a dying oak
And drives snow-clouds over
Mike Gallagher’s collection ‘Stick on Stone’ is published by Revival Press. His poetry has been published worldwide and translated into Croatian, Japanese, Dutch, German and Chinese.
Before deciding to address Beulah Hill: Slideshow. I had been creating images of an eBook Reader in the future, discovered as temperatures shifted, revealing a poem covered with soil and frost & still mysteriously visible. I decided to adapt those visuals and, befitting the poem, layer earth-tones with space images from the NASA Goddard Photo and Video files @ Wikipedia Commons.
You among emerald drapery
from your wind-
plank and plane
vertical-horizontal world pivot
sprung from coastal seed
growing a wilder carpentry
more commodious poem
Be in us the world’s resinous heart
hung in a spackled sky—
hoist and balance
equipoise and reach
sylvan singer song
Susan McCaslin, author of Demeter Goes Skydiving (University of Alberta Press, 2011), initiated the Han Shan Poetry Project in November of 2013, a union of the arts and activism to save an ancient rainforest in Langley, British Columbia. http://www.susanmccaslin.ca
Artist Stasja Voluti generously allowed me to reconfigure and manipulate her photographs of cedar trees and ‘things cedar’ including crows visiting cedars. To learn more about her work visit: http://talonbooks.com/meta-talon/surrealism-in-text-and-image-a-conversation
Nest and Three Eggs of Cardinal in Cedar Tree photographed by W. L. McAtee in 1905 as part of the series Birds of the Vicinity of the University of Indiana.