Aura Christi

by Aura Christi

translated from Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin and Petru Iamandi The light sends its ambassadors

To the Dead Striped Bass Swimming in Sunset
by Jennifer Stewart Miller

Swim on, beached beauty, agog in the chilly marsh, aglow without scales or skin. May the jut of your jaw, your eyeless eyes, guide you back to the sea. May your body—filleted of flesh— follow so lightly. Long, supple, golden spine. Ribs vaulted with air and light. Moony-white tail. Even the waves lap you a prayer— undulate, undulate. Striped bass— gather up my newly dead, school with … Continue Reading ››