Caroline Misner


Caroline Misner Poems

1. A Hard Climb 3/21/2008
2. Learning to Die 3/31/2008
3. To An Alcoholic 11/17/2009
4. Dahlia in the Window 3/24/2008
5. The Potential of Stars 3/21/2008
6. First Snow 11/8/2008
7. Lyric 2/27/2010
8. Blackberry Dusk 3/21/2008
9. Pray for Rain 5/3/2010
10. Poor Fish 10/15/2009
11. Winter Birds 4/21/2009
12. Terminal 4/21/2009
13. Harbour Seals 4/21/2008
14. Sea Serpent 4/21/2008
15. Thirty-two Miles 4/21/2008
16. Please, Love 5/5/2008
17. Lottery 5/5/2008
18. Dog in Moonlight 6/3/2008
19. A Journal of Forgetting 6/3/2008
20. How to Eat a Grape 7/25/2008

Trilliums in May

A milk bottle film coats the sky,
the humpbacked hills bristle evergreen,
tricorns white as arctic snow unfurl
their brazen petticoats, stiff and starched.

They signal the end of dark long days,
of kisses and missiles of sleet
that pierced the curled bud’s slumber
in slow degrees.

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