of afternoon. The heat
will soon be
in its touches. There will be
balanced ones, & other ones
resolved in flames, & then
the sky we will be awaiting like this
Do not go
away. Do not go
of something in
this moment that’s going one mile west
of somewhere one mile east. Simple
attentions call, you know, a
garden of days here
in the long now.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
and don’t forget 2015 subscriptions; still available!
Poems from The Doxologies appeared in Touch the Donkey #1 and#3, and online. See a recent interview with him on the series on the Touch the Donkey blog.
Gil McElroy is a poet, independent curator, and visual arts critic. He is the author of four books of poetry, a non-fiction memoir, and a collection of essays on visual art. In 2013, he was co-winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award. McElroy currently lives in Colborne, Ontario.
This is Gil McElroy’s sixth above/ground press chapbook, after “Echolocations” (½ of STANZAS #5, April 1995), Some Julian Days (March, 1999) “Meteor Showers” (STANZAS #31, 2002), (The Work of Art) In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (November, 2005) and Twentieth (February, 2013).
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