Shutters XII


The final of a series of twelve, originally published in Terra Firma.

Shutters XII

To, or for, in opposition, as in prayer,
as in declining an opened
space and accepting the edges’

offer, a history of minutes
held in abeyance. Limits unfold and present
options, remnants of incomplete

light, low clouds rising to reveal
a window’s apparition, the original eye
betrayed and released to reason.

Intent upon one, the others escape.


16 thoughts on “Shutters XII

  1. I love the individual Shutters poems and their flow from one another as well as the beauty and reflection in each individual poem. Your poems based on Li Po and others are beautifully done. I love his work, and your phrasings capture imagery and thought in such a natural way.


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