November 2010

Doris Lynch


Doris Lynch Doris Lynch has published poems recently in The Tipton Poetry Review, The Adirondack Review, Commonweal, and Innisfree Poetry Journal. She's won awards from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Poetry Society of America, and The Alaska State Council on the Arts. Her chapbook Praising Invisible Birds was published by Finishing Line Press in 2008. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.

Prelude To Stars    

There is this—
what you forgot to say
when the moon pushed its fingernail
across the sky and you lay in bed
polishing your lover's thighs.

Or perhaps you said it,
outloud, in a wistful voice,
but it was lost to the thrum of frogs
currying the creek, or
the sibilant swish of cars
hurtling past on the highway.
We live, we die, we join dust of the stars.

One night you asked for a sign,
but there is no sign, only this place
called yearning. The bees feel it too. See them
hurrying home at sunset, pollen clasped
between their legs, compelled by a hidden
geometry of slanted light.                              



Doris Lynch: Poetry
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