November Journal: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

by Don Mager

While cold’s persistence officiates,
afternoon’s amnesia sweeps away
the dinge of clouds.  Sundown plays suites of
madrigals on pianissimo
recorders.  Counterpoints weave off-beats
at low registers.  Modulations
melt.  Descant sherbets—treble creams—drops
of lemon tenors—contra basses
in their azure barkings—and dancing
at the upper edges, small piquant
sopranino tangerines. To keep
the entire contrivance going,  cold
air controls a steady breath . . . breathes . . . and
breathes . . . and breathes . . . against cadential dark.


Category: Poetry, SNHU Creative Writing, SNHU online creative writing