GTimothy Gordon

Rites

-ending a death-poem line begun, but never sung,

by Satomura Joha (16thce. Japanese renga-poet)



Who can see but just

a little bit of sea

when the whole 

pours over you

at dawn, skin glistening

with dreamy foam,

gulls’ eyes pulsing, 

fixated, like Joha’s,

on faraway bone-dry

Mount Osaka.


GTimothy Gordon’s collection Dream Wind was published December 2019 (Spirit-of-the-Ram P). Work appears in AGNI, American Literary Review, Cincinnati Review, Kansas Quarterly, Louisville Review, Mississippi Review, New York Quarterly, Phoebe, RHINO, Sonora Review, and Texas Observer, among others. Everything Speaking Chinese received the RiverStone Press Poetry Book Prize. Recognitions include NEA & NEH Fellowships and nominations for Pushcarts. Gordon divides professional and personal lives among Asia, the Southwest, and Maine.

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