Jon Corelis


Jon Corelis Poems

1. The Light Of The Past 12/8/2003
2. The House 12/7/2003
3. The Lady 12/8/2003
4. To Elli 11/27/2003
5. The City 11/27/2003
6. Only Human 12/7/2003
7. Maria 11/27/2003
8. You Never Knew 12/8/2003
9. About A Bicycle 11/27/2003
10. Over The Rooftops 12/8/2003
11. Sketch 11/27/2003
12. The Funeral 11/27/2003
13. You Cannot Remember 12/7/2003
14. The Voices 12/8/2003
15. Lost 11/27/2003
16. Big Crit 11/27/2003
17. Children With Guns 12/7/2003
18. Sappho: To Aphrodite 3/14/2006
19. Prayer 8/18/2009
20. White Days 8/18/2009
21. Ezekiel 8/18/2009
22. Poem Poem 8/18/2009
23. Columbus 8/18/2009
24. Antivalentine 8/18/2009
25. Variation On A Theme By Williams 8/18/2009
26. A Million Eggs 8/18/2009
27. Turning 8/18/2009
28. When The Sun 8/19/2009
29. Bertran De Born: Youth And Age 8/19/2009
30. Two Choruses From Euripides' Hippolytos 8/28/2009
31. Crossing 11/1/2009
32. A Statesman Explains 11/7/2009
33. The Bird 12/17/2009
34. Letter 12/8/2003
35. Incident 11/27/2003
36. The Man And The Woman 11/27/2003
37. Excuse Me 11/27/2003
38. Assignment: Write A Poem Including The Word 'Vole' 8/31/2007
39. List 9/29/2011
40. Difference 9/29/2011
Best Poem of Jon Corelis

Sulpicia: Poems

1

Love has come at last, and such a love as I
should be more shamed to hide than to reveal.
Cytherea, yielding to my Muse’s prayers,
has brought him here and laid him in my arms.
Venus has kept her promise. Let people talk, who never
themselves have found such joys as now are mine.
I wish that I could send my tablets to my love
unsealed, not caring who might read them first.
The sin is sweet, to mask it for fear of shame is bitter.
I’m proud we’ve joined, each worthy of the other.

2

My hateful birthday’s come, which must be ...

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Spectrum

Sometimes it comes on red: the animal
is angry and astonished, tasting blood,

or orange, like a sunset you can taste,
the light as rich as butter on your tongue,

or sometimes yellow: the attic's plastic ball
so sunny once, so sticky now with flyspecks.

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