Joshua Kryah - GLEAN
Joshua Kryah - Glean
Glean is just out, winner of the 2005 NIGHTBOAT POETRY PRIZE, chosen by Donald Revell.
Swallows fly through a fresco.
What hems in around them is the air.
And the days seem happier
because they pass, pieced together
to resemble a habitable pattern.
Part real, part conjecture, we are about to become this
ability to touch.
There is no other resolve but to fill in.
Down from the sky / Came Eros taking off his clothes / His shirt
of Phoenician red
The closest possible rendering.
To have drawn such luck from the beggar’s bowl.