Featured Poem

From A Year at Sharpham | J.R. Carpenter

July.

Bright chop at Blackness. A splash of sudden sun. A season we’ve almost forgotten the name for. Voices clatter across the water. Clouds clutter the far corners. Buzzards circle. And sometimes an osprey. The tide turns. The wind against us. Night rows toward shifting shadows. Blister on oar hand. Surrender feels right.

 

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More than 60 previous Featured Poems can be accessed via this index (many of these pages also contain audio recordings and short films).



 

More than 60 previous Featured Poems can be accessed via this index (many of these pages also contain audio recordings and short films).



 

1 Response to Featured Poem

  1. rennieparker says:

    A beautiful poem altogether. When you tweeted the last 3 lines a while ago, it recalled exactly what I experienced watching people on a train last week – the connectedness, etc. So it has inspired me to write a thing too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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