“Clay” Included in Poems from Conflicted Hearts Anthology, Tayen Lane Publishing 2014

Along with six other works, the following poem titled “Clay” was accepted into Tayen Lane Publishing‘s Poems from Conflicted Hearts: An Anthology scheduled for release in March of 2014!

CLAY

I come knocking, find you in the garden 
looking not more than a child, eating
the sweet petals of the guava blossoms,
bending to sweep the stone pathway.

You drift impatiently into the house,
in one room, then out, the easiness
of your movements unbothered by age
in the sweet, unfurling air of spring.

Sweat beginning to bead at the backs
of my knees, I know your face
just as you do in the mirror, see we are
fashioned from the same clay.

You understand the restlessness in me,
eyes carrying that burden of knowing,
like the towhee on the sill staring at its own reflection,
that desperate sound of wing-beat against glass,
wanting so much to be nearer. 

 

From The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems, Black Swift Press, 2014
c. B. L. Bruce

Full collection of poems available in print and eBook editions at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Google Play, and OmniLit

16 thoughts on ““Clay” Included in Poems from Conflicted Hearts Anthology, Tayen Lane Publishing 2014

    1. Thanks so much for the reblog and for the kind words! 🙂 If you’ve enjoyed this poem and some of my other posts, I would encourage you to take a look at the entire collection, “The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems” available as a paperback from Amazon and at all major e-bookstores!

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    1. Thank you so, so much! If you’ve enjoyed this poem and some of my other posts, I would encourage you to take a look at the entire collection, “The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems” available as a paperback from Amazon and at all major e-bookstores!

      http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Snow-New-Selected-Poems/dp/0991450310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391276879&sr=1-1&keywords=the+weight+of+snow
      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-weight-of-snow-b-l-bruce/1118461000?ean=2940148189459
      http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-weight-of-snow
      https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theweightofsnownewselectedpoems-1418553-244.html

    1. Thank you so, so much! If you’ve enjoyed this poem and some of my other posts, I would encourage you to take a look at the entire collection, “The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems” available as a paperback from Amazon and at all major e-bookstores!

      http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Snow-New-Selected-Poems/dp/0991450310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391276879&sr=1-1&keywords=the+weight+of+snow
      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-weight-of-snow-b-l-bruce/1118461000?ean=2940148189459
      http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-weight-of-snow
      https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theweightofsnownewselectedpoems-1418553-244.html

    1. Thank you so, so much! If you’ve enjoyed this poem and some of my other posts, I would encourage you to take a look at the entire collection, “The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems” available as a paperback from Amazon and as an eBook at all major e-bookstores!

      http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Snow-New-Selected-Poems/dp/0991450310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391276879&sr=1-1&keywords=the+weight+of+snow
      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-weight-of-snow-b-l-bruce/1118461000?ean=2940148189459
      http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-weight-of-snow
      https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theweightofsnownewselectedpoems-1418553-244.html

    1. Thank you so, so much! If you’ve enjoyed this poem and some of my other posts, I would encourage you to take a look at the entire collection, “The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems” available as a paperback from Amazon and as an eBook at all major e-bookstores!

      http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Snow-New-Selected-Poems/dp/0991450310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391276879&sr=1-1&keywords=the+weight+of+snow
      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-weight-of-snow-b-l-bruce/1118461000?ean=2940148189459
      http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-weight-of-snow
      https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theweightofsnownewselectedpoems-1418553-244.html

    1. Thank you so, so much! If you’ve enjoyed this poem and some of my other posts, I would encourage you to take a look at the entire collection, “The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems” available as a paperback from Amazon and as an eBook at all major e-bookstores!

      http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Snow-New-Selected-Poems/dp/0991450310/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391276879&sr=1-1&keywords=the+weight+of+snow
      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-weight-of-snow-b-l-bruce/1118461000?ean=2940148189459
      http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-weight-of-snow
      https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theweightofsnownewselectedpoems-1418553-244.html

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