Congratulations to Bart Zimmer and Thomas Baughman, winners of last week’s Friday Freebie giveaway: Safe From the Sea and The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye.
|South Vietnam, April 29, 1975|
Milkflower petals on the street
like pieces of a girl’s dress.
May your days be merry and bright...
He fills a teacup with champagne, brings it to her lips.
Open, he says.
Outside, a soldier spits out
his cigarette as footsteps fill the square like stones
fallen from the sky. May
all your Christmases be white
as the traffic guard unstraps his holster.
Poetry Foundation website, “Besides being a vehicle for the poem’s movement, I see form as...an extension of the poem’s content, a space where tensions can be investigated even further. The way the poem moves through space, its enjambment or end-stopped line breaks, its utterances and stutters, all work in tangent with the poem’s conceit.”
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