Day with No Words

Richard Widerkehr


None of my poems
is an alder,
half-stripped of leaves.

A small plane
banks low and loud
over the fields.  

White clouds,
volumes no one’s opened, 
blank as vellum.



Richard Widerkehr received his M.A. from Columbia University and won two Hopwood first prizes for poetry at the University of Michigan. He has two book-length collections of poems: The Way Home (Plain View Press) and Her Story of Fire (Egress Studio Press). Tarragon Books published his novel, Sedimental Journey, about a geologist in love with a fictional character. Recent work has appeared in Rattle, Floating Bridge Review, Cirque, Penumbra, Clay Bird Review, Grey Sparrow, Sediments, Crack The Spine, and Salt River Review. He reads poems for Shark Reef Review.

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