|Pot-holes near the gorge, Ceinws,Wales.|
This is what the world
will look like
when all the water leaves.
Cracked blue tempera in a yellow styrofoam
Our mouths will fill with gravel
and we will learn to speak
--Clayton T. Michaels, WATERMARK,
published by qarrtsiluni in collaboration
with Phoenicia Publishing, Montreal.
Winner, 2010 qarrtsiluni chapbook contest.
This year's contest closes June 15.
Judge: Louisa A. Igloria
|Sheer abandon: after usefulness, Ceinws.|
We never truly fill
learn to live around them,
while the empty
resonates like jade.
Clear and cold.
Strike it right
it almost rings forever.
--Clayton Michaels, WATERMARK
|Welsh stoniness, Ceinws.|
I'm thinking the left side of that third picture ought to be the top...ReplyDelete
Yes, and that the first picture is a skull, a very large one, buried under the ground, with the eye holes filled with stones.ReplyDelete
Makes sense to me!ReplyDelete
And I think I will trying turning that one around when I have a minute more...
Nice use of Clayton's poems! It might be worth noting that we are currently soliciting submissions to our third poetry chapbook contest, with LuisaIgloria as judge -- deadline June 15.ReplyDelete
Good idea. Shall add in...ReplyDelete
Oh, thanks! (The first line's link is malformed, though.)ReplyDelete
Oh, phoo! I was about to run out the door. Shall check it now.ReplyDelete