5 May 2010 | Vol. 10, No. 1
this day to come
the windmill yawns and turns over. the brass chimes
grunt, half in sleep. from the house, someone sings
and i will never forget this sound, the openness of that voice:
the only song—
there is only here and there and gone.
wisp of blackbird wind, tell me
how to root my foot in the clouds and hang down
as a lingering rain.
tell me, when does the song become silent?
if and when does the bird land?
About the author:
Cade Collum is the author of two chapbooks titled The Dogs of Havana (Red Hydra Press, 2008) and Lion-Froth Crown (Red Hydra Press, forthcoming). His poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in Vulcan and Ginosko. He received a B.A. in Psychology and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he is currently living and working as a full-time Instructor.