Spring 2006

Danielle Hanson


Danielle Hanson Danielle Hanson, who received her MFA from Arizona State University, now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has appeared in Rosebud, Poetry Miscellany, Hiram Poetry Review, The Marlboro Review, and The Lucid Stone as well as in the anthologies, Poets Against the War Anthology, edited by Sam Hamill, and Shout Them From the Mountaintops: Georgia Poems. She has been on staff of The Meachem Writers’ Conference and received the Fulton County Arts Council Grant for a residency at the Hambidge Center.
Lily    Click to hear in real audio

You weren't around when the lily bloomed.
It was shocking to see—
the head so much larger than the stalk.
Then a second bloom where none should fit.
When it rained, they each turned from white to yellow.
The sun had grown from a bulb.
The bulb had burst into a soft boiled egg.
The bulb in your desk lamp bled your absence.



Danielle Hanson: Poetry
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