I waited on
In the late autumn moonlight
A train droning out of thought--
The mind on moonlight
And on trains.
Blind as a thread of water
Stirring through a cold like dust,
Lonely beyond all silence
And humming this to children,
The nostalgic listeners in sleep,
Because no guardian
Stirs stories through distance upon distance,
His eyes a web of sleep.
"The moonlight" appeared in Secession No. 7 (Winter 1924).
Yvor Winters, born October 17, 1900 in Chicago, was a poet,
critic and professor. He was the author of many books, including
his collected poems (Swallow press, 1960, which won the
Bolinger Prize. He died on January 25, 1968.
After some hectic days, feels good to be back. But I cannot shake off some guilt feelings for being away from writing.
If anyone wondered what the heck happened to this lady,
I apologize. Last a few weeks were fullof events: covid, volunteering the service to carefor the grandchildren,road trips, and so forth, and I am exhausted. Whew! I hope next summer willbe much better. 😢
i love you to the moon
not back, let's not come back, let's go by the speed of
queer zest & stay up
there & get ourselves a little
moon cottage (so pretty), then start a moon garden
with lots of moon vegies (so healthy), i mean
i was already moon lighting
as an online monologist
most weekends, so this is the immensely
logical next step, are you
packing your bags yet, don't forget your
sailor moon jean jackets while twirling in that lighter,
queer moon gravity, let's love each other
(so good) on the moon, let's love
on the moon
Chen Chen is the author of When grow up I want to be a
List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017).