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Poem for Today’s Geminid meteor showers

December 13, 2010

What follows is a poem I wrote last summer during the August Pleides meteor showers. I wrote it soon after my mom died, on the night of what would have been her 73 birthday.

The poem and people’s strong positive responses to it influenced my choice of the cover art by Alan Sailer for my new poetry collection, Middle of the Night Poetry From Daughter to Mother :: Mother to Son (which you can order from en theos press in a limited edition of 108 signed and numbered chapbooks; soft cover to come soon).

Poetry from the 3:15 Experiment: August 13, 2010 Pumice Flat Campground, Reds Meadow, CA The rush of the river comes & goes in my consciousness comes & goes downstream uniting the mountains & the sea We’re sleeping in the pines beside it & above us shooting stars unite heaven & earth. I wake the small boy. It is a dark night the sliver of moon long ago gone All the other campers at Pumice Flat long ago gone to bed too. It is d … Read More

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