Forgive us, we who would bring
what is alive to a still point
where it can no longer
go on living mindlessly.
That part of life which hasn’t must
throw up that which has
with a sure touch.
The only labor is just to watch
as the long breath
of something perfect unfolds.
By the din of the found melody,
real time unwinds
from which two-water solutions
are coaxed and sold to those
who think this is the real stuff,
the silveriest flottage
or below depth in the parlance,
is a puffed cello blowing notes
like a pipe fitter abe to join
reed to tree, leg to elbow,
and bent mouth all the way
around to perfectly bent.
The Red Wheelbarrow Poets will celebrate George De Gregorio’s book, Zerilda’s Chair and Other Poems, on Friday, Jan. 8 at 7 PM. GainVille Cafe, 17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford. $4 cover includes coffee/tea and pastry. Open Mike follows.
The Red Wheelbarrow Poets is a group of poets that gather for readings and writing in Rutherford, NJ, lifelong home of Pulitzer Prize winning poet William Carlos Williams. All are welcome to attend our special events, monthly readings, and peer-to-peer writing workshops.