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Braided River

Braided River (poetry chapbook)
Limner Press, Anchorage AK, 1993
Numbered softcover
ISBN: 1-884236-00-6 (out of print)

Softcover is in stock at Open Books, A Poem Emporium

BRAIDED RIVER
a chapbook

Letterpress cover and original art by Wendy Shaft.

FROM THE BOOK

Braided River

Under the ice, burbot glide
as if giving birth
to silence.

Someone who held the auger straight
drilled clean through
to moving water,

set gear, then hurried home
chilled blood pulling back
from the surface, circling deeper

toward the center, the sacred.
As all winter the heartwood
holds the gathered birch sap

still. Ours is only one bend
of a wild, braided river.

 

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