Joanne Monte


Poems of Joanne Monte

1. At a Sidewalk Cafe 9/19/2004
2. Displacement 6/17/2004
3. Eight-fifteen 5/31/2004
4. For the Woman in Quandary 4/24/2006
5. From a Photographer's War Journal 10/4/2006
6. Letters From Women Given Up For Adoption at Birth 10/4/2006
7. Rings of Passage 5/18/2012
8. River 5/31/2004
9. The Betrayal 3/13/2011
10. The Dark Secret Borne 6/17/2004
11. The Hurricane 10/4/2006
12. The Light By Its Creation 4/29/2004
13. The Monument 5/21/2004
14. When We Haven't Said Goodbye 5/15/2012

Displacement

Entering the garden,
I notice the rhododendron,
the platinum pearl, that had displaced
the unwanted vines of bittersweet
tangled around the throat of the honeysuckle,

as though the blossoms
had as much a rightful deed to be rooted
as the dove tree, hanging its branches

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