Happy New Year - Gillian Welsh & Oliver de la Paz
This, by Gillian Welsh is available from her website, signed, for $45.00. It seems a proper way to welcome 2008, doesn't it?
Here's another, by Oliver de la Paz, from Furious Lullaby:
A blue flame arrows
its way through the globe of my eye.
Perhaps I was "pain" or had a broken knuckle,
a bloodied nose on the playground.
I've begged for it, but
I'll beg longer. I've been there.
I've seen winter childhoods
on the merry-go-round.
The holy light from the school,
jagged as the steam from the heat exhaust
quivers like tacky sentences
slivered between teeth.
It's cold. I beg you. It's cold.