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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 1, March 2019

Richard Grahn
Evanston, Illinois, USA


The poet eases into his favorite chair, fingers waiting eagerly for a puff of imagination to settle onto the keys. One by one, each digit moves, and slowly a dance ensues.

He searches for his partner. The muse alights in his mind. They step out onto the page and begin to twirl.


the storybook begins
with "once upon a time"
from there we're left to find a way
to weave our dreams
between the lines


many yesterdays ago
there lived a pair on a hill
he walked each day to the spring
to fetch her a cup
of water


milady, your hands
fit into mine
as stars fit into the sky . . .
if this is all a dream
then please try not to wake me

one . . .



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