Emile Friant Les Amoureux

Stoned Librettist
by Geri Rosenzweig

Shadow my one and only
searching
for dusk on the roads

you’re like Bly’s
lovers who go home
through the dark autumn nights.

Here are the sheets
I pulled off the line,
fragrant

with sun and wind,
here’s a bird,
juggling songs

in the dogwood like a stoned librettist.
How many
heavens do you need?

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 16, Issue 4.

Geri Rosenzweig was born and grew up in Ireland. Work has appeared in Nimrod, Rhino, and Poet Lore. She won the BBC Wildlife Magazine Poetry Award, the Rueben Rose Award, (Visions Israel), the Walt Whitman Poetry Society, NY Poetry Award. She has had two chapbooks published, and a collection, Under the Jasmine Moon (HMS Press, Canada).

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