2 June 2004 | Vol. 4, No. 2

East of Sunday

Acorned & gnomic, trees, too, are mists.

Candles of.

Believing's almosts.

Who says flame dives

into burn. Utterly, as when key words dissolve

in love's database—hickory's flares,


of pines. Yondering pine. So October

is a server

going down. Ordinary gaze,

ordinary orbit. Blanks. A sky of many. Dew.

About the author:

Thorpe Moeckel won the 2000 Gerald Cable Book Award for his collection Odd Botany (Silverfish Review Press, 2002). He is also the author of a chapbook of poems entitled Meltlines (Van Doren & Co., 1999). He lives in North Carolina.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Thorpe Moeckel at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 4, No. 2, where "East of Sunday" ran on June 2, 2004. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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