a ritual for the twenty-third Total Lunar Eclipse of this century © Vincent Hostak, November 7, 2022 Sit by a retaining pond which held back the flood Or, if your hand is steady raise a spoon of clear water one which carried food to your family’s lips. Sit quietly, as you would to honor oneContinue reading “Eklipsis”
Author Archives: Vincent Hostak
The Beetle or the Bellflower
A poem for Emily Dickinson on Her birthday, December 10 In late 2019/early 2020 I wrote the following poem in and around Emily Dickinson’s birthday. “For Emily Dickinson” was published to Sonder Midwest, Issue V in Spring 2020 where it was paired to a facing page featuring the powerful and innovative artwork of Leah Oates.Continue reading “The Beetle or the Bellflower”
Lessons Before Daybreak from Kwish-kwishee, the Steller Jay
Break from the guard you’ve fastened here
and heave all husks into the air.