Biography of Steven Federle
Read the poems and you will have an idea of me.
Steven Federle's Works:
Summer to Fall, poems 2011 now available at Lulu.com
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Bluebell Books: Sunday Interview on Summer Into Fall with Steven Federle at http: //bluebellbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-interview-on-summer-into-fall.html#links
Steven Federle Poems
Leap Of Faith
You've decided that you want me, and so commanded flashing angels
Blue Days Blue days race to starry nights.
The Denial Of St. Peter
(after Caravaggio's, The Denial of St. Peter) On the edge hands clenched,
Running all the way, bent double in breathless pain we peer and see the gaping grave
ancient lake spirit of glacier, waves recede
“What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.” Thomas Merton “To love another person is to see the face of God.” Victor Hugo +
Abaude: Morning Rain
Living trees, grass rising from dark cool soil Roses, like blood from a wound
Fog's gone, the sky rises to steaming heights sheds hot silver to gleaming bay thin lines of fire spreading
Just before nightfall your new leaves softly sway in the cool delta breeze,
Storms pass, winds subside life abides. See how the cottonwoods trees
In Arching Waters
In arching waters the black bird dances with graceless step, head jerks, probing soft soil,
Wind - Chimes
Wind-chimes clamor in the night. Breezes rush through unseen leaves.
Over bright fields we fly. Thin slips
You breathe, and my lungs rise and fall like winter trees swaying, sure of spring,
Deep thunder shakes this warm July evening
and lightning flashes over the waterfront
filling the clear, starry sky with acrid clouds and glimmering rain
falling to the water as children gaze
in shock and awe,
waiting for the next big one to explode.
False bombardment as celebration: