C.J. Sage Poems
- Fawn Ghazal Inside a snowy blanket which put the trees to ...
- Bridge Ghazal My love and I reside upon the belly of a ...
- Birdsong I am eagle; don't be fooled by red silk heels that...
- The Sloth Her back is an ecosystem, algaeic and ...
- Crisis Counselor She was a coat of arms seasoned for the ...
- Peripetia, Or Flowers For Ever... How difficult it is to ...
- Sea Canaries The small white whales in packs of pods keep...
C. J. Sage is an American poet and artist, best known for her precise wordplay, internal rhymes, and lyrical poetry. Sage is also the editor of the National Poetry Review and Press. After taking her M. F. A. in Creative Writing/Poetry at San Jose State University she taught poetry, writing, and literature for many years at De Anza and Hartnell College. She works as a Realtor in Santa Cruz and surrounding counties. Sage resides in Rio Del Mar, California, a coastal town on the Monterey Bay. Sage has been a judge of the Dream Horse Press National Chapbook Contest since 2001.
She is author of three collections of poetry, most recently, The San Simeon Zebras (Salmon ... more »
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Inside a snowy blanket which put the trees to sleep,
I heard a fawn.
Out past the window's ice coat in the morning, I
found a sleeping fawn.
There are men in yellow kitchens watching hands of
while men in orange jackets dream in secret, of
capturing a fawn.
When I was younger I was taught, but have forgotten,
When I am older I will learn, by necessity, the
light-footedness of fawns.
Someone left a lily on my doorstep, eggshell white
with speckled leaves;
the card of ...