Friday, June 03, 2005

That Vixen, Taylor Graham

Snake friend, Rattlechapper (#5) and Poetry Treasure of the Sierra Foothills Taylor Graham was so inspired by Carol Frith's triolet, Quetzal, that she sent Medusa one of her own. (Yes, Carol's poem on 5/31 was a triolet; Stephen Sadler and Taylor Graham both ID'd it.) Taylor also writes: "Anatole's double dactyl [yesterday] is quite something. I may send you one of those too, one of these days."

—Taylor Graham, Somerset

The vixen knows her way about this land
for ages. Engineered, a new bridge cuts
her roaming-ground in half, her river spanned.
The vixen knows her way about this land
but has to find new paths, and understand
geometry. A sturdy arch abuts
what vixen knows: her way about this land.
For ages engineered, the new bridge cuts.

In other happenings, the hinterlands of the North Area—especially when you get out as far as Citrus Heights—have historically had a dirth of poetry readings. But Barnes & Noble (on Sunrise in Citrus Heights, across from Sunrise Mall) has established a monthly series which is, at this point, just open mic. Still, if you feel like firing up the old buggy and heading out my way (where the wild turkeys roam), pop in there tonight at 7 and check it out. It's hosted by Donene Schuyler: for info.