August 2007

Phebe Davidson


This marks an author's first online publication Phebe Davidson's Back to Square One, New & Selected Poems was published in 2003 by Mellen Poetry Press. Retired from teaching, she's still awash in poems. Her most recent collections are chapbooks: Twelve Leagues In, The Drowned Man, and Song Dog.

Learning To Read    

She stepped from her deck to the strand
of beach to stand
where she could read
the sky. The lead

pelican dropping like a brick.
The ocean thick
with living things.
A chevron's wings

rigid on easy thermals in
the heat. The din
of gulls. Their loud
lament a shroud.



Phebe Davidson: Poetry
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