Enlighten Radio Presents
"I made you a poem packed with galaxies "
Poet Deborah Gerrish (of New Jersey) joins Janet and John and reads from her new book, Light in Light
Broadcasts LIVE Wednesdays at 10 AM
Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case
This Episode Recorded 11/1/2023
by Deborah Gerrish
---For Gerald Stern
"The world is but canvas to our imaginations."
—Henry David Thoreau
I made you a poem packed with galaxies
out of map-green tint from the nettle tree—
swaddled in bark of birch silky scent,
twined in spirals with milk-white parchment.
I stitched in bright berries from holly
the high-pitched qui-qui of brown coqui,
wove diaphanous shells of cicadas
falling chimes of rain from La Paz,
robed it with flossy ribbons
of peony petals and phlox.
Another world of other worlds I place
on your doorstep in the evening’s haze.
Quietly. Listen past the music against
the scented page—Let it whisper.
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