James Brasfield

(1952 / Savannah, Georgia)

James Brasfield Poems

1. Expleasure 6/23/2015
2. Heart Of Dixie 6/30/2016
3. Waynesboro 6/30/2016
4. Chernivtsi 6/30/2016
5. Letter From Germany 6/30/2016
6. Early Afternoon, Having Just Left The Chapel Of San Francesco 12/11/2014

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Early Afternoon, Having Just Left The Chapel Of San Francesco

Radiant the delayed calmness,
—Do you feel it, I said. —Yes, you said,

of what only each can know,
kernel of radiance, the globo terrestre
of a water drop, not the passing adaptations
of canonical light, but seconds stilled—

our hearts beating through the moments—centuries
of the next tick of a watch relieved,
a world enough in time to imagine
Piero walk to work across cobblestones

toward a completion, his close attention
to sunlight passing through shadows
owned by the sharp angles of buildings,
sunrays warming what they touch.
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