[In the very night of movement where I]

By E. Tracy Grinnell b. 1975
In the very night of movement where I
sought a sequential self –
The sea as blood, thought as
Earth that changes the sea
 
Changes the fishes in it
for the fortunes of landscapes
are in the fantasies
of architecture
 
H —        taught to sing
siren scales by ear
by rote or immersion
abroad
 
In the discrepancy of double exposure
Casts of light crack time’s microscope

E. Tracy Grinnell, “[In the very night of movement where I]” from Belladonna Elder Series 1. Copyright © 2008 by E. Tracy Grinnell. Reprinted by permission of Belladonna.

Source: Belladonna Elder Series 1 (Belladonna, 2008)

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Poet E. Tracy Grinnell b. 1975

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Living, The Body, The Mind, Nature, Seas, Rivers, & Streams

Poetic Terms Free Verse

 E. Tracy Grinnell

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E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006), and Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Mirrorly, A Window (flynpyntar press, 2009), Leukadia (Trafficker Press, 2008),  Hell and Lower Evil (Lyre Lyre Pants on Fire, 2008), Humoresque (Blood Pudding/Dusie #3, 2008) Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson . . .

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SUBJECT Living, The Body, The Mind, Nature, Seas, Rivers, & Streams

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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