What’s there in a name?

From Artful Dodge 40/41, we bring to you:

Copyright: sodahead.com

Copyright: sodahead.com

Naming It

by Margaret Gibson

A low sound. More clear when I do not
name it. Dove

the mind says anyway

Back-lit, bright against a blue so clear
it resists greed altogether

the clouds are a cobbled path
into the sun’s burning

the stop-here of the cedars
into ash and stars

There it is again. And again

Owls, I murmur-the way I say
stars, drawn more

to the black chasm between them

Note: Accompanying image (found here) selected from the inter-webs by editorial asst., Ananya Shrestha.


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Ohio based literary magazine, now over twenty years old, still in print, and gradually spreading across the digital world. Official Website: artfuldodge.sites.wooster.edu
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