Posts Tagged ‘mountains’

Two Approaches to the Lake: A Poem for Early Spring

April 4, 2018

 

At sunrise
the last snow withdraws its fog
into the fissures
and braces among the rocks 

In the lake below
mountains
poise

             *

River falls from sky
and boils in the pool
Brown sinews slip through
rocks and foam 

Beyond
sunflames shudder
on deep water
A skiff sets out
along the shore

 

First published in Kennebec.

 

Mountain Lake in Winter - photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer.

Mountain Lake in Winter – photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer.

Advertisements

Sibyl: A Love Poem in Winter

January 22, 2018

 

Look down from your mountain air.
Come home again
on eastward blowing winds.

Winter’s high thin cold
has only paled your skin,
not flushed your blood as I would.

Sibyl, you could be a swan and I
a hot spring in winter’s air,
my mouth around your thighs,

my love, a steam against the cold.

 

First published in Innisfree Poetry Journal.

 

Colorado Mountains in Winter - photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer

Colorado Mountains in Winter – photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer