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Songs from a Suitcase

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Songs From A Suitcase

by Leslie Smith Dow

© 2015 Leslie Smith Dow

All Rights Reserved

POEMS

 

Silver Queen

Monet Hesitates on the Japanese Footbridge

Prayer for Two Voices

Girl Lost on the Ice, 1914

Brown Trout

Looming Under Nyiragongo

The Eternal Forest

No Mayan Epic

Egypt

The Amazon River

Sweet Edie

Lily

Everything

Fairhead Soul

Manitouk

Margaret’s Road

Labyrinth

To Whaleback Shoal

Green

Dharamsala

 

 

STORIES

 

The Lake

Bless the Virgins

Real Estate

Unnamed

Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POEMS

SILVER QUEEN

 

Thirty days I walked her shadow

following her rocks her streams

hills of silver are what I seek

flecks of it in her jet-black hair

 

Spokane is mountains behind me

only Raven knows the way

dropping sticks in my path like totems

to great deeds remembered, left undone

 

Too far I’ve been lured by fortune

my hammer divines for home

the ashes of my fire scatter

at the apex of this last day

 

Down I lay under

her full belly of shimmering dreams

a witch’s moon, rising magic

twilight mountain-wrought

 

I am a hundred dreams of silver

dusty hooves and clanking metal

men digging the earth into a deep blue sky

I heard the mule train rumble by

 

Into stillness I woke

bathed my fire in icy starlight

streaming water of silver and gold on my skin

she’d hung my clothes to dry

 

Her gifts were berries and salmon and sun

wrapped in Raven’s fur and shining dawn

I lay in her arms like beauty

 

Deep and deeper into dreams she wove me

through forest-deep days and nights

she carved her riddles on my skin

 

The cottonwood groves sung her words

sung them up high as a hymn

how hard I believed on this lost path

I’d found my way

 

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Songs from a Suitcase

  • ISBN: 9781370441921
  • Author: Leslie Smith Dow
  • Published: 2017-02-24 16:50:10
  • Words: 10940
Songs from a Suitcase Songs from a Suitcase