In researching some more poetry contests to throw money away at I stumbled across Elizabeth McLagan’s poem All Alien Spirits Rest the Spirit, the winner of the 2009 49th Parallel Poetry Award. Listen to this:
“There are rocks that have forgotten the body:
orphaned, smoothed by their journey, tossed up
at random and left to dry in the sun.”
Wow. Liked it so much I searched for more and found Goodwill on Verse Daily.
” … even now I am looking
for something among the sorrowful
dresses and empty sheets, all the stuff
pouring out its plain sadness
until I can’t want for anything more. ”
Arresting opening in “All Alien…” Thank you for sharing this.