Josephine Miles Poems
|1.||Fields of Learning||4/18/2016|
|10.||[Throwing his life away,]||4/18/2016|
|12.||[Down From Another Planet They Have Settled To Mend]||12/24/2015|
|15.||Effort for Distraction||4/18/2016|
Comments about Josephine Miles
When you swim in the surf off Seal Rocks, and your family
Sits in the sand
Eating potato salad, and the undertow
Comes which takes you out away down
To loss of breath loss of play and the power of play
Help, help, help. Hello, they will say,
Come back here for some potato salad.
It is then that a seventeen-year-old cub
Cruising in a helicopter from Antigua,
A jackstraw expert speaking only Swedish
And remote from this area as a camel, says
Look down there, there is somebody drowning.
And it is you. You say, yes, yes,...
As George Washington hacked at his cherry tree,
Joseph said to him
This is the tree that fed Mary
When she lingered by the way.
As George Washington polished his bright blade,
Joseph told him
This cherry tree
Bent down and nourished the mother and her babe.