Poetry

by Adrienne Lowden


Jericho

Bones
Buried in time and silt
Uncovered with a brush
Marked for future reference
And discussed by reptilian teachers
Who do finger push-ups
Souls
Meandering in time and silt
Musing at the markers
And the brushes and the teachers
Remembering white flowers
Picked in April

After the Rain

Azure washes to gray slate-blue
when the last of the rain
is soft in the sky.
Side by side two rainbows
build a hall of mirrors.
Light raises the mist
and the water-drop tones
of eternity sing
in the arch of the bow.

[photo] Photo by Jay Sumsion