Ross Cohen Poems
- Daphne And Apollo I could never compete with you Lightfoot, ...
- Grackle Grackle, You’ve murdered brother crow And stolen...
- Pressing Cane After the Thanksgiving Meal, we pressed the ...
- The Flags: A View From Austin ...
- Plumb And Level The key is to get all things plumb and ...
- Quarry Cairn-filled, rock crag, grackle-sound in sunken ...
- The Fall After the apple’s plucked from the tree, and ...
Ross Cohen graduated from Eckerd College in 2008 with a degree in English Literature. He currently teaches high school English in Alamo, Texas.
Ross occasionally reads his poems at Steel City Coffee House in Pheonixville, Pennsylvania where he can also be seen performing songs.
Ross cites T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, and Leonard Cohen as his primary influences. more »
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Daphne And Apollo
I could never compete with you
Lightfoot, skipping across the moss
I crashed through tangled woods,
Ripping roots from the earth,
Snapping branches, clearing a path by force.
You were a speck in my eye,
Just visible behind the vines;
A mirage on an empty plain.
I could never see you directly,
I could never sleep where you had lain.
I had grown accustomed to the dip
And dive of your back cutting
Through the clearing where,
Panting and parched, we stopped
For a fatal moment.
You turned. The war
Between flame and ...