Leslie Monsour reads
in RealAudio format.
Caught by autumn sun's retreating blaze,
we stop to watch a pair of red-tailed hawks.
In skyward suit, commingling in the haze,
they consummate, secure above the rocks.
Mid-path, we come across a fallen feather;
it imitates our tense tranquility,
our eccentricity of past restraint.
Collecting it, I can't determine whether
this dusty emblem of fidelity
is noble, dignified...or simply quaint.
The preceding poems are available in the fine letter press edition,
Indelibility, for $18, post paid, from:
Department of English
West Chester University
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383