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Volume XI, Number 3: September, 2009.
Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved by the respective authors.

Editors’ Choices • Commentary • Index of Poets • 
Haiku Pages:  1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12
Celebrating Paul O. Williams - Pages:  1,  2 Celebrating D. Claire Gallagher - Page:  1


 

 

Selected Poems by D. Claire Gallagher
published in The Heron’s Nest

 

pensioned —
filling the days
with late tomatoes


a smear of stars
from horizon to horizon —
the loon’s necklace


slicing apples
into the dented pan —
howl of the wind


Continental Divide —
a bumblebee gathers pollen
from both slopes


scent of windfalls —
the whisper
of solitaire cards


ancient sequoia
straw hat
in my hand


end of daylight savings
the orange pills
cut in half


wind in the reeds —
my daughter speaks
about forgiveness


trellis of roses —
her being-photographed face
opens


New Year’s morning —
the circles
of a toy train


mare’s tail clouds —
Great Aunt pointing out
where stores used to be


day beginning
lupine
at the end of the wren’s flight


alpine air —
losing the few stars I know
to the skyful


dusty mullions —
early twilight creeping
from living room corners


nine-month belly —
she slowly unwraps
the heirloom crèche


kindling pile —
Mother retrieves the stick
engraved by beetles


getting to know the pine . . .
clotted resin
on the seat of my pants


the secret she tells
     a wave opens
over the headland

 


 

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