A Poem: Your Country | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
Pin It
Favorite

A Poem: Your Country 

There are these great distances,
   in between your ribs.
   I want to kiss the furrows that dip
   along your side, open up dark, raw spaces,
   and plant my words there.
   Sow them up into you
   with the traces of my fingers.
   I want those words to grow in your chest,
   burst forth, bloom in wild, tangled
   sentences that run on and rise up
   so that your eyes turn toward me even when
there are these great distances.

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Crows on the Hudson a photography exhibit @ Boardman Road Branch Library

Crows on the Hudson a photography exhibit

Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 4 — Claudia Gorman has been exploring the magic and mysteries of birds throughout...
American Romanticist Master Artist: Barry DeBaun @ Windham Fine Arts

American Romanticist Master Artist: Barry DeBaun

April 15-June 30, 12-6 p.m. — Smitten with the ocean in his early years and later by the...

View all of today's events

Chronogram on Instagram

Latest in Arts & Culture