FALL/WINTER 2012



Diane Frank

IOWA OMEN

Three hawks fly south
     as your voice trembles 
           across the great plains.   Fields of sleeping cows
     a gentleness in the land.   Here is the omen:
     Sky splashed with aurora, 
          blue stars, curtains of light.   The letters are gold
     on red silk – 
          Japanese calligraphy.   If I had the right kind of ink
     I'd write them
              on your skin.



DIANE FRANK IS A POET, NOVELIST, and Chief Editor of Blue Light Press. She lives in San Francisco where she dances, plays cello, and creates her life as an art form. Swan Light, her new book of poems, has just gone to press, and her second novel will be published in October. Diane teaches at SF State, Dominican University, leads workshops for young writers as a Poet in the School, and directs the Blue Light Press On-line Poetry Workshop. .

 


 

Poetrybay seeks fine poetry, reviews, commentary and essays without restriction in form or content, and reserves first electronic copyright to all work published. All rights to published work revert to the author following publication. All Email submissions should be in body of email text.

To submit poems write to:

PO Box 114 
Northport NY 11768
or email us at 
info@poetrybay.com

send comments to info@poetrybay.com

first electronic copyright 2004 poetrybay. 
all rights revert to authors

website comments to dpb@islandguide.com