Saturday, August 07, 2010

Michael Akillian: Ascent

A single note
from a small plane:
a note

depending on the chill patterns
above semi-white
pines and a thickening oak
a drone

from a small plane
persisting up
and down
a limited scale

a drone
lazy as a dazed fly

at the window
that spills afternoon
sun across the sickbed
and silence

a note
from a small plane
playing out
over all the other places

beyond the silence
that tries
to resettle
upon itself

the sun
from the covers
scaling the 

This poem is part of the volume entitled "The Eating of Names", published by Ashod Press, 1983. It is reprinted here by kind permission of the author. 

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