|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.|