Caroline Misner


Poems of Caroline Misner

1. A Day Like Any Other 2/27/2010
2. A Hard Climb 3/21/2008
3. A Journal of Forgetting 6/3/2008
4. A Private Adoption 4/21/2009
5. A System of Perpetual Hope 4/21/2009
6. A Trail of Peanuts 4/21/2009
7. Accident 10/25/2008
8. Beloved 5/3/2010
9. Blackberry Dusk 3/21/2008
10. Blue Country 9/12/2008
11. Cat Dances 10/15/2009
12. Cemetery in Autumn 3/24/2008
13. Dahlia in the Window 3/24/2008
14. Disappearance 4/21/2009
15. Dog in Moonlight 6/3/2008
16. Dunces 11/8/2008
17. First Snow 11/8/2008
18. Friday Estates 10/25/2008
19. Gold to Silver 5/3/2010
20. Good Girl 7/12/2010

Piano Lesson

The round notes eat these humble associations,
their clangor rising in off-key mist
like the voices of tired old women in hats
of straw, improbable in their perfection.

The metronome claps its steady thunder
into the sunbeam threaded through lace;
the cuneiform of notes are gouged
like dead black worms upon the page;

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