Friday 5 May 2017

1 Poem by Taylor Graham

Butterfly of Wakamatsu

Oh your laughter like
Keyaki, your memory home
Even then lost but
In its whisper of leafing

I wander the grounds
To find you in silken stripes
Of caterpillar.


Taylor Graham is a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler in the Sierra Nevada, and serves as El Dorado County’s first poet laureate (2016-2018). She’s included in the anthologies Villanelles (Everyman’s Library) and California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Santa Clara University). Her latest book is Uplift (Cold River Press, 2016).

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