Bret Norwood

Poet, Writer, Conlanger, Cartoonist

Tag: Poem

Masada Naturalis [Poem] — Reading

Masada Naturalis

Originally published in the Owen Wister Review, Spring 2010

 

There is a wall of constellated stars,
a fortification built by strange pre-cosmic colonists.

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Succulence [Poem] — Reading

Succulence
originally published in the Open Window Review

This sentence, once congested, stuck,
now chases the cursor slipping in the white,

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On Maneaters of Kumaon (1944) [Poem] — Reading

On Maneaters of Kumaon (1944)

Originally published in the Open Window Review issue 2.

Read about the book Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett @ Wikipedia.

Came Christ the tiger.

–T.S. Eliot, “Gerontion”

When in youth I hunted, the tiger
I tracked was not so much the prize
as was the tiger of youth inside–
to tame his reckless strength to valiance.

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To the Chaldean Zeus [Poem] — Reading

To the Chaldean Zeus

Originally published in the Open Window Review issue 2.

Cloud rider, falling from the sky
harder than a nuclear sunset,
have you measured your wings?

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New Gyroscope Review Publishes “At Valley of the Gods, UT”

My brief poem, “At Valley of the Gods, UT” is fortunate to appear in the summer issue of Gyroscope Review. Look for it on page 28!

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New Poem Published in Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West

My poem “Opportunity to Change” is fortunate to appear in editor Lori Howe’s Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West.

Read this new poem and the other fine works included in the Spring issue here.

“Poplar Applause” Appears in Gyroscope Review First Issue

Read the haiku-like verse in Gyroscope Review’s inaugural issue

and all of the fine and enjoyable poetry featured by the editors Constance Brewer and Kathleen Cassen Mickelson.

I’m honored to find the two-liner “Poplar Applause” right at the front of the issue.

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Black Sand Beach - Waiapanapanap, Maui, HI

Black Sand Beach (Poem)

I’ve seen a black sand beach
stranger than any foreign world
where King Poseidon draped in seaweed
once walked upon the Earth–

a black sand beach where steel-colored waves
wash up to shining, ashen stones
nested beneath charcoal plateaus that break out
all over in lime green leaves.

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