Tuesday 5 May 2020

1 Poem by Ray Greenblatt


The dense groves of trees
have been stored in the wings,
they’ll be pushed onstage
again tomorrow.

The ocean fretful
all day churning huge teeth
somehow quiets under
cover of darkness.

Late arriving ship
nudges into harbor
ts bright spotlight eye
glaring into all bedrooms

then snaps off for the night.
The actors are now at home
their roles in another dimension,
music filed in memory.

It is time to sleep
to think about today’s events,
let dreams expand our lives
into Romance or Tall Tale

or even—who knows—Myth


Ray Greenblatt is an editor on the Schuylkill Valley Journal and teaches a “Joy of Poetry” course at Temple-OLLI University in Philadelphia. He has recently been published in International Poetry Review, Ibbetson Street, Comstock Review, and Midwest Quarterly. His most recent book of poetry is NOCTURNES & AUBADES (Parnilis Press, 2018).

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