“Like a Halo”

 

 

 

 

 

LEAF 2 (Like a Halo)

 

LIKE A HALO – II

 

Dead brown leaves
one or two
pressed thin
against the wet cement
like the ghost of a soul
barely visible
in the shallow pool of melting ice
salt crystals scattered
like a halo.

The sun is sketchy
warm but weak
The frenzy
before a holiday
Is not palpable since
I won’t celebrate
instead
standing aside
just wait.

 

– Diane Sophrin.
  Vermont, 12.26.19

 

 

 

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PRESENT CONTINUOUS – POEMS & OTHER WRITINGS

 

“Big Looming – II” (6.16.20)

 

“Bitter” (6.16.20)

 

Digging(6.10.20)

 

“Where – VIII”” (6.10.20)

 

“Facing Frontally” (4.21.20)

 

“Plagues of Retribution” (4.11.20)

 

“So Sweet” (4.11.20)

 

“To Ken” (3.18.20)

 

“Descent – II” (3.11.20)

 

“Attila” (3.11.20)

 

“White Skies” (2.19.20)

 

“Fossils – III” (2.15.20)

 

“Time – II”  (1.21.20)

 

“Chronicle of Logs” (1.7.20)

 

“When White is Black” (1.3.20)

 

“The Great Collapse” (12.25.19)

 

“This Should Mean Something – X”  (11.26.19)

 

“Like a Halo – II”  (12.26.19)

 

“Zigzag of Resurrection – II”  (11.18.19)

 

“Lucidity” (11.9.19)

 

“Frozen”  (10.22.19)

 

“When – III”  (10.18.19)

 

“Time – II”  (9.18.19)

 

“Fledgings”  (8.31.19)

 

“Nero”  (8.24.19)

 

“Triumph” (7.28.19)

 

“Rats in White Hamelin-Town – II”  (7.28.19)

 

“No Holiday – VII” (Ünneptelenül)  (6.28.19)

 

“Great Illegibles”  (3.17.19)

 

“Intersection”  (3.16.19)

 

“Big Lie – III”  (2.27.19)

 

“Audacity of Pitch – VI”  (2.27.19)

 

“Swiftly, Swiftly – VI”  (2.26.19)

 

“All”  (2.20.19)

 

“Siftings – X”  (2.18.19)

 

“Pull – V”  (12.29.18)

 

“Willing – III”  (12.25.18)

 

“Illumination – II”  (12.15.18)

 

“Welcome – II”  (12.15.18)

 

“We Can Call It Wisdom”  (11.6.18)

 

“Book of Chaos – II”  (10.16.18)
“A Káosz Könyve”  Hungarian translation by Tamás Baranyi

 

“What’s Shriveling Under This Sun – II”  (10.14.18)

 

“Kilos of Truth”  (8.3.18)

 

“Scraping Around”  (7.24.18)

 

“Silence”  (7.14.18)

 

“Whiteness (Ode to A & R)”  (6.24.18)

 

“Heat”  (5.1.18)

 

“Blue”  (4.30.18)

 

“Swinging”  (4.3.18)

 

“Mine”  (3.14.18)

 

“Winter Storm Revisited”  (2.18.18)

 

“Running”  (2.16.18)

 

“Prowl”  (2.10.18)

 

“Ice and Allegiance”  (1.25.18)

 

“Free Agency”  (1.23.18)

 

“Reading poems”  (1.16.18)

 

“Desperate ones”  (1.16.18)

 

Doubt”  (1.16.18)
“Kételkedni”  Hungarian translation by Ferenc Takacs

 

Unwanted Gift  (1.16.18)

 

“Wrestling with Angels”  (1.9.18)
“Harc Az Angyalokkal” – Hungarian translation by Tamás Baranyi

 

“Too Late”  (1.3.18)

 

“Messenger”  (1.1.18)

 

“Sotto Voce”  (12.27.17)

 

“Miracles”  (12.24.17)
“Csodák” – Hungarian translation by Győrgy Orban

 

“Old Story”  (12.20.17)

 

“Words”  (12.20.17)