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Poem of the Week: White-breasted Nuthatch, Singing by Lisa A. Forrest

By Lisa A. Forrest  

Today’s charm

lies in tonight’s

back porch moon

 

gazing &

holy

wondrous

 

darkness

steels down

our days

 

unnoticed

pin-oak

frost edged echo

 

cavern glistens

bleating

heart bright

 

gnarly woods brood

shaggy barked

nuthatch

cries

 

gnarly woods brood

shaggy barked

nuthatch

cries Contributor’s Note: Lisa A. Forrest will join poet Annette Daniels Taylor in a Writers and Poets Series reading at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Burchfield Penney Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. She is director of Research & Instructional Design at Hamilton College’s Burke Library in Clinton. Prior to her appointment at Hamilton, she was an associate librarian for SUNY Buffalo State, where she founded the school’s Rooftop Poetry Club, which sponsored a popular Buffalo reading and workshop project series. Her collection of poems, “To the Eaves,” was published in 2008 by BlazeVox Books. “Oh Lake Erie” (2011), her debut album as a singer-songwriter, can be heard on iTunes.

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