Braided River (poetry chapbook)
Limner Press, Anchorage AK, 1993
ISBN: 1-884236-00-6 (out of print)
Softcover is in stock at Open Books, A Poem Emporium
Letterpress cover and original art by Wendy Shaft.
FROM THE BOOK
Under the ice, burbot glide
as if giving birth
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.