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Wendy Videlock

 

author of the chapbook,

What’s That Supposed to Mean (2010) and the full-length collections:

The Dark Gnu and Other Poems (2013) and Nevertheless (2011).

 

A regular contributor to Poetry, and other literary journals, Wendy is a recipient of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, and lives with her husband and children in western Colorado.

3 by Wendy Videlock

 

 

If I should answer with a patch of aspen

 

it is not because I am an aspen.
If I should speak of sleep,
or smoke,
or consecrated weather,
it is not for lack of flesh
and matter. You who are stone,
or cottage, or grove
or given to the mother tongue
needn’t name yourselves.
We know who you are.

(first appeared in Kin)

 

Sprig of Thyme

 

tangelo

and floating llama

what is dream

 

and what is drama

son of god

and gaia’s daughter

 

what is stone

and what is water

sprig of time

 

and fallen aster

what is myth

and what is matter

 

here upon

a child’s laughter

mother moon

 

and tail of tyger

twisted rope

and maddest hatter

 

cosmic egg

and holy splatter

looming form

 

and spiraled clatter

gate of horn

and pitter patter.

(First appeared in Angle)

 

 

In the Hand Mirror

 

In the hand-mirror

of all thing

being relative

 

to fall, and spring,

things dim,

 

sky high, or medium,

is the little crease

which lies between

dying

 

and disappearing,

rhyming

 

and exalted meaning,

 

buying into,

 

and believing.

(first appeared in Angle.)

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