Thursday, August 13, 2009

Gone


A streaking pair of doves
fans the street lamp
dead

gray on gray
after rain.

(first publication)


Updates:
“Gone” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: books, candles, and a cellar full of beans.

4 comments:

Joseph Hutchison said...

Lovely, William! I lived awhile in Junction City many moons ago and saw what must have been the ancestors of this couple turning the streetlight off across the street one rainy morning. I remember too the scrape and creak of walnut tree branches on the roof. You brought it all back!

William Michaelian said...

Wonderful! And I like the idea of the birds flying from one person’s memory into the other’s....

Gerry Boyd said...

IN A STATION OF THE METRO

The apparition of the faces in the crowd;

Petals on a wet, black bough.

William Michaelian said...

Ah, yes — and tickets have gone up to a pound....