Robert Combs

Rookie - 2 Points (3/9/1952)

Robert Combs
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Robert Combs' poetry has been published in book form, ''The Doors Are Open: Forty Years of Poetry''; in the electronic magazines, Adagio Verse Quarterly, The Red River Review, Cafe Flow; Anthologies from the 'poets in the park' 1984, New Orleans; the self-published chap book, Demons Calling; Midland Poetry, The Minnesota Review, the Iowa Review, among others. He resides in Natchez, MS with his wife, Emmy Award winning, movie producer, Jennifer Ogden Combs, daughter Carleigh, dogs Scamp and Toby, and cat Minnieux. more »

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Crucify Him

thru the ancient window
a fine spun blower's window pane
above the carrion winter courtyard
where my angels have gathered
to discuss my fate

‘crucify him’

then silence
as soft as a baby's whisper
the wind begins to rise
and white crows imperceptibly
shuffled onto the creamy midwestern snow
like flecks of coal
scattered Corvus beaks and toes
twinkling like diamonds
in the tonal inversion of twilight

‘crucify him’

and again my angels shudder
wings drawn and tied in silvery sash
gather kindling to preserve eternity's ...

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