January 05, 2008

Deep Gossip


Concerto grosso, blackest heart,
A mystifying natal chart--
All ignite the metaphoric art.


A planetful of pure desire
Is all a poet should require
To set the commonplace afire.


The heart that hides inside the form
Observes the words that fume and swarm:
No one lives above the storm.

—Sidney Wade
previously published by Gettysburg Review and
forthcoming in the book, Stroke, from Persea Books

Posted by dwaber at January 5, 2008 01:57 PM