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?

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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.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Cade Collum at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 10, No. 1, where "this day to come" ran on May 5, 2010. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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