Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday poem #8 : Edward Smallfield : duet (Lorine & WCW)

jasmine              that smells so sweet
 As I                             paint the street
I melt                this delicacy—the marrow
            through              the window
        lavender &                          little-peet-tweet
pert girls         in the stifling          heat
of September       I need           a piano.
    lapis lazuli
the only one     the diphthong            ae
       that slepen all the nicht with open yë  
   without                               thought
of a sudden        lights             go out

Edward Smallfield is the author of The Pleasures of C, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (a book-length collaboration with Doug MacPherson), locate (a chapbook collaboration with Miriam Pirone), equinox, and, most recently, lirio (a chapbook collaboration Valerie Coulton). His poems have appeared in alice blue, Barcelona INK, bird dog, e-poema.eu, Five Fingers Review, New American Writing, Páginas Rojas, Parthenon West Review, 26, Wicked Alice, and many other magazines and websites. He has participated in poetry conferences in Delphi, Paou, Paros, and Sofia, and lives in Barcelona with his wife, the poet Valerie Coulton.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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