Treasure Island

Ralph Burns

Poems of Ralph Burns

1. A Boat Is a Lever 1/20/2003
2. And Leave Show Business? 1/20/2003
3. Barbed Wire 1/20/2003
4. Fishing in Winter 1/20/2003
5. Ghost Notes (an excerpt) 1/20/2003
6. In the Bathroom Mirror 1/20/2003
7. Stella 1/20/2003

Ghost Notes (an excerpt)

I.Call and Response


Plumbline of disaster, shadow storage
of the way thought travels, the opinion,
the sentiment, only assertion following silence,
only a way of everlasting breathing,
a verb searching for grammar too devoted

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