A gift of Island poetry

This is How I Connect With You | Yvette Doucette

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

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THIS IS HOW I CONNECT WITH YOU

all lissom-like the elm trees bend
seawind lifts and scents my hair

my tongue flattens, no a, e, i, or u
to round to words, to keep earth-bound

I soar blue-black, wings wide
take pleasure in the lemon-streaked sky

there are shapes in evening’s clouds
cat morphs into wolf, dog-bear, whale

a moment comes and passes, a word
bittersweet – and twilight is here

we sigh sing-song under the bright weight
of moon, the graceful pines, and the sea

Yvette Doucette. In a Burst of Yellow Blossoms. Saturday Morning Chapbooks, 2014.

Deirdre Kessler selects a poem a month by an Island poet for The Buzz.

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