Timothy Steele

(1948 / Vermont / United States)

Timothy Steele Poems

1. From a Rooftop 6/24/2017
2. Golden Age 6/24/2017
3. On the Eve of a Birthday 6/24/2017
4. April 27, 1937 6/24/2017
5. Herb Garden 6/24/2017
6. Nightpiece 6/24/2017
7. Old letters 6/24/2017
8. In The King's Rooms 6/24/2017
9. Coming Now 6/24/2017
10. Youth 6/24/2017
11. Georgics 6/24/2017
12. Luck 6/24/2017
13. Past, Present Future 6/24/2017
14. Pacific Rim 6/24/2017
15. A Shore 6/24/2017
16. In the Memphis Airport 5/21/2015
17. Chanson Philosophique 6/24/2017
18. Sapphics Against Anger 2/12/2015
19. Skull At The Crossroads 1/3/2003
20. Aurora 1/3/2003
21. Fae 1/3/2003
22. Beethoven's Ninth At The Hollywood Bowl 1/3/2003
23. The Wartburg (Martin Luther 1521-22) 1/3/2003
24. Homage To A Carnegie Library 1/3/2003
25. Matthew 5:15 1/3/2003
26. Votaries Of Cupid 1/3/2003
27. Pacific Rim 1/3/2003
28. For Vikram Seth 1/3/2003
29. Eros 1/3/2003
30. Woman In A Museum 1/3/2003
31. Her Memory Of The Picnic 1/3/2003
32. Practice 1/3/2003
33. Toward The Winter Solstice 1/3/2003

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Toward The Winter Solstice

Although the roof is just a story high,
It dizzies me a little to look down.
I lariat-twirl the rope of Christmas lights
And cast it to the weeping birch's crown;
A dowel into which I've screwed a hook
Enables me to reach,lift,drape,and twine
The cord among the boughs so that the bulbs
Will accent the tree's elegant design.

Friends, passing home from work or shopping, pause
And call up commendations or critiques.
I make adjustments. Though a potpourri
Of Muslims,Christians,Buddhists, Jews, and Sikhs,
We all are conscious of the time of year;
We all ...

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Her Memory Of The Picnic

To finger-sponge crust crumbs of fruit meringue
(Grass prickling through the blanket-tablecloth);
To climb the shading oak; to roll and hang
Inverted from a branch, as if a sloth;
And, after dropping neatly from the branch,
To pull a cup off of a tube of cups;
To grab a towel hurriedly to stanch
A soda which, on opening, erupts—

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