Timothy Steele

(1948 / Vermont / United States)

Timothy Steele Poems

1. In the Memphis Airport 5/21/2015
2. Chanson Philosophique 6/24/2017
3. From a Rooftop 6/24/2017
4. Golden Age 6/24/2017
5. On the Eve of a Birthday 6/24/2017
6. April 27, 1937 6/24/2017
7. Herb Garden 6/24/2017
8. Nightpiece 6/24/2017
9. Old letters 6/24/2017
10. In The King's Rooms 6/24/2017
11. Coming Now 6/24/2017
12. Youth 6/24/2017
13. Georgics 6/24/2017
14. Luck 6/24/2017
15. Past, Present Future 6/24/2017
16. Pacific Rim 6/24/2017
17. A Shore 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
Best Poem of Timothy Steele

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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Woman In A Museum

You sit, suspending your critique
Of Venuses and nymphs at play,
While a few scattered strollers creak
Slowly across the floor's parquet.

Beside you on the bench, your purse
(Capacious well-worn leather) shows
A slumped, collapsed look. You, no worse
For touring, strike a fresher pose -

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