Lisa Russ Spaar
United States

Poems

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1.
Departures: Chapter One
Morning's mirage, disdainful & calm
as a mirror,
held the shorn bush that yesterday
flourished,
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2.
How I Might Sound If I Left Myself Alone
Turning to watch you leave,
I see we must always walk toward
other loves, river of   heaven
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3.
Temple On My Knees
When this day returns to me
I will value your heart,
long hurt in long division,
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4.
St. Bed Of Snow
Would rather be lying there? No.
Though my pillow is a backwards-wound watch.
Cream linen of another country
where I lay in troth with you, hands pressed
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5.
St. Home
Hard frost drops, buckles black blooms
in pewter sheen. I am loom.
What to weave? Silver threads of my head,
the dog's cinnamon fur. Barbed stems,
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6.
Lullabye
Espaliered tree of my quieting ovaries,
arched in their lightless cloister,
& his milky seed's circuitous passage there:
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7.
New Year's Eve
I'm a sucker for a gothic ending:
for example, this opal brooch of sky,
like milk tinged with blood
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8.
The Insomnia Of Hildegard Of Bingen
Return to me, cleft
of living light, scissure
in darkness, fierce,
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9.
Riesling
Ancestral slosh, black forest
of bridge trestles, syrupy rivers of South Jersey,
O Lutheran, O German School, O being Shunned
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10.
Scarlet Tanager
Bated ruby, guru occult,
you show yourself to us
after we— in gambit of breed,
of anchorite, of wind-thieved
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