A long time passes—long even in the understanding of stone—and at last Bone feels entitled to speak to Silence. There are prerequisites: proper depth, aridity, desiccation, ph balance, density, and a kind of confidence. No loam: say salt, say dust, say southwest Utah. And when the conversation occurs it is
In 2012, Lance Larsen was named to a five-year term as Utah Poet Laureate. He is the author of four collection of poems: Genius Loci, Backyard Alchemy, In All Their Animal Brilliance, and Erasable Walls. He holds a PhD from the University of Houston.
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By dark the world is once again intact, Or so the mirrors, wiped clean, try to reason. . . --James Merrill
This dream of water--what does it harbor? I see Argentina and Paraguay under a curfew of glass, their colors breaking, like oil. The
For she rides updrafts with scalloped hands, interrogating air.
For in the kingdom of lift, she has few peers.
For she bullies the hawk and drops stones on a snapping fox.
For her trickster ways coalesce into spirals.
For I pine for a Muse so wild with wind.
For she counts murderous drop-