"Passing Through the Grove"
What rainy season there’s been
is a broken jar now where it shattered
here a gray-green painted floor
tonight in a cavern
So be it, the way of things,
there would be flattening lines
without our hearing that thunder. And
there are local reports of a lay preacher;
we delight in the roar, reckless cartoon
About the author:
L.Ward Abel, poet, composer and performer of music, teacher, retired lawyer, lives in rural Georgia, has been published hundreds of times in print and online, and is the author of Peach Box and Verge(Little Poem Press, 2003), Jonesing For Byzantium (UK Authors Press, 2006), The Heat of Blooming (Pudding House Press, 2008), Torn Sky Bleeding Blue(erbacce-Press, 2010), American Bruise (Parallel Press, 2012), Cousins Over Colder Fields (Finishing Line Press, 2013), Roseorange (Flutter Press, 2013), Little Town gods (Folded Word Press, 2016), and the forthcoming Digby Roundabout (Aldrich Press, 2017).