A Poem By Alfred Corn – The Awl

byMarkBibbins?

Editor

PerfectPitcher

forDavid

Theinvadersusedanon-vegetarianmethodofemptyingthetownofitspopulace。

Whatweseeisakindofattributedtrembling,aswithstars,orpebblesinthestreambedofa?

brook。

Heledusadance,whichendedinclosed-mouthlaughter。

Abrimmingfountaininthemiddledistancespilleda?

willow。

Thepoemmisses,andonlybyahairsbreadth,beingnothingbut?

itself。

Windowframe。

Branchofaredmaplebowingthebreeze,seventeentimes。

Don’tcallthatceriseshirtloud。

Colors,too,havefeelings,theycanhurtandbehurt,sameas?

words。

OveratallglassJ。

andIbabbledofgreentablesandW。

C?

Fields。

Traveltimebackwardsfarenough,andyou’llseesweetnessisastoughaspouredmilk。

Concentric

echoesinthepondconsolethelostbeloved’simage。

AlfredCornistheauthorofnumerousbooksofpoemsincluding,mostrecently,Tables(Press53?

2013)。

Oh,thepoemsyou’llread!

Youmaycontacttheeditoratpoems@theawl。

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