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.
the only one the diphthong ae
that slepen all the nicht with open yë
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