Caroline Misner


Caroline Misner Poems

1. I Witness A Raven 3/21/2008
2. Piano Lesson 3/21/2008
3. Shepherd's Gold 3/21/2008
4. The Old Tin Jug 3/21/2008
5. Trilliums In May 3/21/2008
6. Obituary For A Sphinx 3/21/2008
7. War Wounds 3/21/2008
8. The Medium's Trance 3/21/2008
9. Orleans 3/31/2008
10. The Fly 3/31/2008
11. Turning Infants Into Fawns 3/31/2008
12. When I Die 3/31/2008
13. Sudden Mercury 4/7/2008
14. The New Day Assembly 4/7/2008
15. The Watertower 4/7/2008
16. Hostage 4/21/2008
17. Thirty-Two Miles 4/21/2008
18. Please, Love 5/5/2008
19. Lottery 5/5/2008
20. Dog In Moonlight 6/3/2008
21. A Journal Of Forgetting 6/3/2008
22. How To Eat A Grape 7/25/2008
23. Summer Song 7/25/2008
24. Panther Lost 7/25/2008
25. Sonnet #1: Departing 7/25/2008
26. The Vines 9/12/2008
27. Blue Country 9/12/2008
28. Kernsview Park Stones 10/25/2008
29. Indian Summer 10/25/2008
30. Friday Estates 10/25/2008
31. The Old Quarry 10/25/2008
32. Iron And Ice 10/25/2008
33. October Moonrise 10/25/2008
34. Accident 10/25/2008
35. Little Brother 11/8/2008
36. Dunces 11/8/2008
37. Reunion 1/12/2009
38. Untouchable 1/12/2009
39. You Were Mine 1/12/2009
40. A Trail Of Peanuts 4/21/2009
Best Poem of Caroline Misner

A Hard Climb

The frill of trees jig their lady skirts
about their knees, buckling
under the weight of the wind’s hard approach.
When we exhale, our breaths dangle,
rearranging syllables and accents
the Yanks still claim we carry.

The clouds recoil in pieces of time;
inch by inch they scud across the sky,
downy spools drawing in their lines.
The black hills ball against the blue,
splash their painted trees, golden
glowing corridors to wander through.

Dropped leaves assemble into cobblestones
of amber and scarlet upon the path,
carpeting the gnarled and ...

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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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