Emily Wilson

Rookie (1968 / Ohio / United States)

Emily Wilson Poems

1. Disseminate Birds Over Water 7/21/2014
2. Fish Rises, Dark Brown Muscle Turns Over 7/21/2014
3. Gray Shadings 7/21/2014
4. Scratchings Among The Burnings 7/21/2014
5. Threshed Blue, Cardings, Dim Tonsils 7/21/2014
6. Wind Thumbs Through Woods 7/21/2014
7. Ars Botanica 7/21/2014
8. Black Maple 7/21/2014
9. The Sky Is The Lost Orpheum 7/21/2014
10. Geomantic 7/21/2014
11. Houses Among Us 7/21/2014
12. Nonesuch 7/21/2014
13. The Keep 7/21/2014
14. A Friend Like You 5/21/2007
15. Red-Legged Kittiwake 7/21/2014
16. Pastoral 7/21/2014
17. Small Study 7/21/2014
Best Poem of Emily Wilson

Small Study

Sparrows swiveling the feeder
so the seed whorls
so the dove can come from its fix
in the waver of cedars.
Some one makes a husk note
that a pair can flare into as if
built from that scutch
of the undergrowth—
roughening birds, birds skimming into
slits they fit into in trees between
loads of the branches—
through paths
through encampment
go dozens who work the steep yews
combing the motes of the dove or
milling its ground, shifting its bandings
of gray and mole gray, taupe and slate gray
beginning to scuff
into lozenges, drab and saxe ...

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Red-Legged Kittiwake

Native it seems to no part
of the North American continent
but some islets off
the rugged scarps of the Aleutians
in the loose entablatured cliffs
among dwarf-willow tips.
Known if at all by its silhouette
(we can know such things by their silhouettes)
the red-legged kittiwake

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