Travis Schrank

Rookie - 10 Points (Texas)

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Travis Parke Schrank is a physician poet whose poems are cinematic, kinesthetic, experiential screenplays about the wonder of nature, magic and wilderness, presence and movement, love and loss, and the search of redemption through them that is as clear as the path of a bird flying through the sky, with a heart kept whole only by the same currents that tear it apart. more »

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  • Oshun Wind Oshun Wind (5/17/2015 9:17:00 PM)

    Travis Schrank is a physician-poet whose poems progress you through a journey with cinematic, tactile, synesthetic, experiential screenplays about the wonder of nature, life, wilderness, love, and loss, and search for redemption through them.

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Copying Caravaggio's St John

Copying Caravaggio's St John

I find only the milk white blood
Of locusts running through you

The monotony of honey and
Its osmotic ache for water

Snowy spittle of dry mouth,
Heels cracked like the baked road

They knew best, had to travel
You like so many water birds,

Operas, gemstones; you
Spoke your magic to someone else,

(To Caravaggio in his dark)

That uncomfortable sandy slickness
Of moldy cellar bricks and fermenting earth

Who gave you by candlelight
The bewildered eyes of a fawn,

And the ...

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