half eye half voice
start from here the black hole the warm & warming particles of life: half eye half voice— divided in species & stars we stopped the killing and birds start flying and jasmine fragrance returns to earth each other's image— days pop up and nights by the river update your face the flowing down invention of blood
green works like a ghost comes at night talks about trees & grass green birds & green cats— green takes me back to my country where I was reading russian poets & Dante now I remember Tsarskoe-Selo where Akhmatova ate an apple
the long road to the heart
name it oh wait it's already here on the plate long screams & children on the road a fiesta might be going on on bloody land— it's late so late how could I fall & rise from my own flesh a sentence never ends or it does— an empty nest fell down from my sleep fill it up with words big & small blackbirds & songs
STELLA VINITCHI RADULESCU, Romanian-American poet, Ph.D. in French, is the author of many collections of poetry published in the United States, Romania and France. She writes poetry in English, French and Romanian and her poems have appeared in a variety of literary magazines in the United States, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Romania. Her last two collections of poetry I Scrape the Window of Nothingness (2018) and Traveling With the Ghosts (2021) were published by Orison Books. A Cry in the Snow, translated from the French (Un cri dans la neige, Editions du Cygne, Paris) was published in 2018 by Seagull Books Press.
Artwork by David Dodd Lee.
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