Jared Carter Light Poems

  • 1.
    Then she came, the sybil, out through the doors
    of The Bell, the single drinking establishment
    permitted in that narrow little country town-
    she came out neither staggering nor collapsing
    ...
  • 2.
    One of my father's oldest stories:
    how when he was a boy growing up
    in that town, there were no ponies.
    Buggies were gone almost as soon
    ...
  • 3.
    Along the tightrope stretched across the falls,
    above the torrents hammering the rocks,
    she keeps her balance with a parasol

    ...
  • 4.
    There, where the pool of mortal light begins
    to gather, where the rivulet breaks free
    to make a fire, a flame blows in the wind.

    ...
  • 5.
    To clear the walk before the children start
    for school, you rise and dress, and take the broom
    beside the door, and go out into darkness
    where the snow you sweep from side to side
    ...
  • 6.
    In the last glimmer of late afternoon,
    burnished by the sun's oblique farewell,
    a mirror shines, across an empty room,

    ...
Total 6 Light Poems by Jared Carter

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