Saturday 10 June 2023

Four Poems by Alan Catlin

 





First Snow


1-

Cold full moon winter night.

White light on fallen snow.

Wind funnels fresh fall into drifts.



2-

Before the plows, cross country

skiers to the city streets.

The sound of them like

newly awakened insects

escaping from a dream.



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Watching

as pond shimmer

loses lustre

light

 

a slow white

sheathing of ice

skims the surface

 

Textured silence

the colour of dreams


blue heron wings

extend dusk shadows

 

elastic leaves

float on

 

bay water,

almost glass

 


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muted loon cries

at dawn

over long lake

 

still water

fog

bound —

 

nothing moving

 

 

Seaside Still Life, Winter

 

Full moonlit waves

sketching pillows out of sand,

 

wind-blown seas hasten

opalescent dawn,

 

tide pools frozen into shapes;

a sky for shore birds.

 

Alan Catlin has published dozens of chapbooks and full-length books. He has two scheduled for later in the year, How Will the Heart Endure (about life and work of Diane Arbus( from Kelsay Books and :listening to the Moonlight Sonata from Impspired (UK).


2 comments:

  1. I agree with Laura Stamps(fb comments) about Alan Caitlin's poems in Lothlorien Poetry Journal feeling haiku like, stark, minimalist .

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