Lois Read

Rookie - 105 Points (1/17/26 / Chicago, Illinois)

Lois Read Poems

41. The Charm Of The Nearly New 8/3/2015
42. Season For A Shawl 8/3/2015
43. The Shape Of Sounds 10/4/2011
44. Wild Broom 2/2/2014
45. Next Train To Tokyo 3/19/2013
46. New Neighbors 1/7/2013
47. Bird Talk 7/11/2012
48. Yoga In Provence 9/30/2011
49. Ode To A Geranium 2/2/2014
50. Shells And Stones And Sea Glass 9/29/2011
51. God Is A Radish 10/4/2011
52. The Peacock's Tail 7/11/2012
53. Late April Walk 7/11/2012
54. A Painter's Muse (A Pantoum) 10/1/2011
55. Words 10/4/2011
56. Do Not Go Gentle (Title From Dylan Thomas) 7/11/2012
Best Poem of Lois Read

Do Not Go Gentle (Title From Dylan Thomas)

The lone red
most ordinary tulip
in the front garden
has surprisingly mmorphed
into something new
something exotic

as though it shed its
workday clothes
and donned
a red satin cloak with
black velvet sleeves edged in gold
such as a sultan
or oriental potentate
would wear.

In these, its last days
it stands alone still on
single stem amid spring sprouts
not decorously dropping petals
one be one, but
proudly, with grand hauteur
dispensing alms
to lesser beings,
reciting Dylan Thomas.

Read the full of Do Not Go Gentle (Title From Dylan Thomas)

Late Light

Late light in the afternoon
a divine drama, enacted almost daily
makes manifest such church terms
as 'Epiphany' and 'Light of the World.'

Late light is not
the flat surprised white
of noontime
nor the golden haze

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