In verse: Maine places and people

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Produced by Dennis Camire

This week’s poem is by Jeri Thereault of South Portland.

 

radiant

After “Radiant Persian Pair,” Dale Chihuly 2003

By Jeri Thereault

 

blossoms swell to globes

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of swallowed summer

goldfinch-flit

canola field

crayola

kitchen lit

by biscuits &

lemons

pears in a bowl

two Fiesta creamers

one sunflower

one daffodil

saffron

sun-wild when heated

gamboge from Cambodian

pine resin & pale Indian yellow

cured from the urine

of mango-fed cows

yellower

still – this black-

lipped Persian pair

like the earrings Granddad

brought from France

their brittle swirl

even now

among the feathers

& stones

on the dresser

tart little wings

like Grandmother’s

kicked-up

yellow

skirts.

 

Dennis Camire can be reached at [email protected]

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