Tag Archives: Catherine Owen

Today the river is thick with wind

Today the river is thick with wind – a lifting, a clustering,             a leaping up – the next day taut & holding everything – Solstice & a new cold blues the sky – missing him I have little doubt this … Continue reading

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They will disappear these ruins & this beauty too

They will disappear these ruins & this beauty too & this indistinguishable – I just wanted             a raw place to wander in and for them also, a random spot – you can’t find anything in townhouses & skyscrapers – O … Continue reading

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And now a swan by the shipyards, an otter

And now a swan by the shipyards, an otter, darkness slitting the surface, a white form             skimming the rubber hulls – at dusk, everything is blue, gold, buildings on fire at the horizon & the water                                     a closer sky – … Continue reading

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The inexorable, the river & the sounds

The inexorable, the river, and the sounds I hear & can no longer hear – machines, birdsong –             if only they could spare that tree, or that one – or do they not want nests, any sweet capitulations –             and … Continue reading

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Suddenly, it’s mid-December – the river

Suddenly, it’s mid-December – the river clenches itself, fish bundle up in the mud –             your grandfather is dead, his forgetting flown into the ether, such relinquishment your sorrow or nostalgia or both and you speak of leaves, burning – … Continue reading

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Sundays, in the frozen construction site

Sundays, in the frozen construction site by the river, crows, on the gears, trailers,             the still-raw mansard roofs, in the mud-ruts & on the jimmied-together fence – everything that honked & chugged now caws – is not static in pursuit, … Continue reading

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The morning after it wasn’t morning anymore

The morning after it wasn’t morning anymore but evening                         always – him in the ice of your hand on my shoulder and the river fugged with mist – I sat carelessly in my mind’s night                         and repeated so this is … Continue reading

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