Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Poem of the Day: “The Felons” by Tricia Knoll, Frequent Contributor and Poet of the Week

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “The Felons” by Tricia Knoll, a Songs of Eretz Frequent Contributor and this week’s Poet of the Week.  The poet’s biography may be found in the “About Our Editor & Frequent Contributors” section.

The Felons
Tricia Knoll
 
Fall steals across the heartland,
nicking off chunks of daylight

to tuck into night’s garment bag.
A thievery we notice late.

Boney witches fall in league with jumpy wizards
to brand giving-up leaves with red-golds

of camouflage and distraction.
Intruders conspire to guide us

into the punishing hands of winter.


Poet’s Notes:  I think of this as a  “found” poem. A man selling street tabloids said something quietly to me in the rain. We stood on a sidewalk plastered with leaves. I thought his words were fall’s a felon. My husband said his words were actually fall has fell.

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