Al Zolynas Poems

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Nothing To Do, Nowhere To Go

-after the T'ang poets

At my feet, even the water spider
rests, unmoving on the still surface,

The Would-Be Painter

On days like this, when I've risen early and invited
the Muse and she, despite my pleadings, continues
to sleep and won't be roused, and I've stared
into the blank page

An Evening Walk In Asissi

After dinner, I walk out of the Hotel Giotto, up
the winding street. Elsewhere, this would be called the gloaming,
the air sweet and darkening, the distant Umbrian hills
fading into mist.