How a Song is Written

The valley
is captured
by thunder
as I listen
to frantic
birdcalls
in gray alder
and black
cottonwoods
just minutes
before dusk
when loneliness
echoes
on hairpin curves
before miles
of night driving
become a dream
recalled
in the bright
light of morning.

Jim Brosnan’s first poetry and original photography collection, Nameless Roads, was traditionally published in 2019 (Moon Pie Press). He has had over 600 poems published in the United States, Ireland, Canada, Wales, India, Singapore, and the UK. Jim is a Pushcart nominee, a finalist in the Blue Light Chapbook Contest, and has won several awards in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ annual competitions, including a first place in 2021.

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