Monday, June 6, 2011

Letter from Frank to John Perlman, 1989

Letter from Frank to John Perlman speaking about a book titled EYES A LIGHT, published by Room Press which was published by John Perlman himself.
(He edited and published some literary magazines, among them Roof and Shuttle. Room Press was an imprint under which he published several works by others. He published extensively in journals and little magazines, and in numerous books and chapbooks).

A few poems from Room

as you
slept thru
dusk beneath
west windows wind
drove long clouds over
broken open sky's
light brightened
on your face
then stars'
light keeping
darkness
off

she stood in
sun at the window
pointing to early
color in the silver
maples speaking of
her dream she'd
seen the face
of her grandmother
more clearly than
in years

After brief rain
I dye my hands
in forsythia
flowers

OF DIVINE UNITY

I knelt over your face
thinking you slept
your lips rose
as I neared
as I fell
into your
smile

Letter courtesy of John Perlman. Thank you John.

2 comments:

  1. I got a chill reading this AND a tearinmyeye all three of
    them

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  2. Hi Ed,
    Thank you for your sensitive words.
    You cut right to the core.

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