Ioanna Carlsen Poems
- Over And Over Tune You could grow into it, that sense of ...
- Infanta For a moment it flashed through me, I thought I ...
- Doll's House The music comes on with the lights, the little ...
- Breather Back in the time when you breathed I would say ...
- Forgiveness I can only imagine it. You ask me for it — I ...
- Insomnia:A Sextet On Reading Cioran Leaf caught in a ...
Ioanna Carlsen is a Mexican tesuque cane & rush chair maker & poet.
Ioanna Carlsen‘s poems have appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, Nimrod, FIELD, Prairie Schooner, Confrontation, Mondo Greco, Quarterly West, Beloit Poetry Journal, AGNI and many other literary magazines. She has been a featured poet at Poetry Daily and Poetry. One of her poems was chosen to be part of Billy Collins’ Poetry 180. Her fiction, featured in Glimmer Train, has been included in an anthology entitled Mother Knows, published through Atria (a branch of Simon & Schuster). Five of her poems have also appeared in a new anthology of Greek-American Poetry, Pomegranate Seeds (Somerset Hall Press, 2008). more »
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Over And Over Tune
You could grow into it,
that sense of living like a dog,
loyal to being on your own in the fur of your skin,
able to exist only for the sake of existing.
Nothing inside your head lasting long enough for you to hold onto,
you watch your own thoughts leap across your own synapses and disappear --
small boats in a wind,
fliers in all that blue,
the swish of an arm backed with feathers,
a dress talking in a corner,
and then poof,
your mind clean as a ...