Clip 24

By E. Tracy Grinnell b. 1975
among the graves
 
marked guest
 
 
            of houses         of wanderers
scattered in light
 
 
this afternoon is the same time
every afternoon
 
 
to pass through again
 
myself tomorrow
 
will seem
 
            the same as yesterday’s
 
perfect hour
 
 
to pass
 
to name
but everyone’s
 
houses
 
shuddering
 
under flags
 
 
                                       remain between
                                       gestures
 
all things
in form
in faces

E. Tracy Grinnell, “Clip 24” from Some Clear Souvenir. Copyright © 2006 by E. Tracy Grinnell. Reprinted by permission of O Books.

Source: Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006)

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Poet E. Tracy Grinnell b. 1975

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Living, The Mind, Time & Brevity

Poetic Terms Free Verse

 E. Tracy Grinnell

Biography

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 Mind, Time & Brevity

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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