An Early Bloom from the Spring 2RV

Each passing day of a winter is a day closer to the spring issue of 2RV, with new poems by Jesse DeLong, Lindsay Adkins, Bill Barone, Catherine Connell, Patrick Lawler, Keagan LeJeune, Alice Mills, Vi Khi Nao, Edward Nudleman, William M. Rivera, and James Valvis.


Table of Days by James Deeb

Meanwhile, here’s just one of the remarkable poems from the upcoming issue.

Catherine Connell

Desolate, My Desolate

Yet again I am uncertain which animal is mine.
The birdhouse and barn have blown away
in the tall winds and dust.
My kittens and horses are wild and the soft hay is gone.

It is the most loved gone.
The flown gate and high lamp burrow
to kindling and rust.
The wind has a will to summon its own.
My companions have tired and the soft days are gone.

Catherine Connell is a university administrator in metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts.

About Richard Long

I'm a Professor of English at Saint Louis Community College--Meramec, where I teach composition, creative writing, environmental literature, and poetry. I also edit 2River, home of the 2River View, the 2River Chapbook Series, and Muddy Bank. You can also follow me on my bicycle as I tour the country, self supported, at
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