Issue 5: Independent vs. Representative Voice
A Publication of the USF MFA in Writing Program

from HUMAN / NATURE

Stephen Ratcliffe

 
 
 
 
2.4  
 
 
yellow glow in sky behind plane of still dark cypress tree   
 
in right corner, planet in blue whiteness of sky above it,   
 
blue jay landing on tobacco plant branch below it     
 
                                                   blue   
 
puppet on right noting "I saw light run upon the ripple,"   
 
man in blue silk shirt making humming sound in the air     
 
 
 
woman on phone recalling "the sunniest morning I've seen,"   
 
light filtering through a blue silk curtain, shadows moving  
 
across pale blue wall     
 
                       yellow-orange circle of sun falling  
                         
to the right of circular green pine on the tip of the point,   
 
downturned curve of new moon in cloudless blue sky above it  
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
-> from HUMAN / NATURE 2.5  

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