Anne C. Coon
Daedalus' Daughter 8
Catch and Release 10
Turkey in the Straw 11
Honeoye Lake 13
Western Wind Reconsidered 14
What's Lost 15
This Tender Cage 21
Queen Anne's Lace 32
Oyster Stew 34
Duly Noted 36
Under the Piecèd Quilt 37
Still, electric 38
Getting Pregnant 39
Gramercy Park Film Noir 40
Memory Made Flesh 42
What then? 44
The First 34 Stages of Grief 45
Hang-up Call 47
Reclaiming Earth 48
From the book:
My father and I both fly at night.
He takes off from a waterbed
moored at the edge of the lake,
while I, a land-locked second-story sleeper,
rise and skim the night air
thirty miles away.
He soars high, agile and air-borne,
-- bursting out of formation --
while I hover below ceilings
rise through doorways
swim just above the details of the day.
And tho' we've never met
on these nocturnal trips
we each recognized at once
the joy the other recalled:
the muscles in the arms drawing down
as the torso rises aloft, pulling away, coasting,
veering with the will of the body.
In these solitary flights, not buoyed
by mite-bitten feathers,
castoffs of a better bird,
but borne up entirely -- and only --
by the arched frame of imagination
we leave behind the ideograms of our lives
the sculpted rooms, gardens, and roads:
seen from above,
Anne C. Coon's poetry has appeared in several journals, including Northeast Corridor, Proteus, The Lyric, Earth's Daughters, and Women's Studies, and in the anthology Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama and the Essay (McGraw-Hill). She is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literature in the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology and also teaches creative writing workshops for Writers & Books in Rochester, New York. She recently completed Via del Paradiso, a book of poems from Siena, Italy, and is currently working on a novel.
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