Timothy Nolan


Timothy Nolan Poems

1. Harvest 10/16/2004
2. Lucifer Wintering 10/16/2004

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Harvest

Why the shriek, headstones? Why in
this throbbing sun, this dip and sway
of wind-bellied August hay, is it you alone
who keen? Because it is not you,
to be, at last, harvested today?

Your earthly keep, cropped close,
black-railed, tempts no gatherer.
No thresher fells your angry howling,
your hollow whistle in the ruffled bright.
No baler twines unyielding marble
as food against a growing quiet.

The clock sings.

Your chiseled sides pick and flare the light.
You are foolish arabesques, braggarts flush
with glittering coins of sun. Yet...

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