Bret Norwood

Poet, Writer, Conlanger, Cartoonist

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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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