beaded trout

Source

Earth-cold, water flows from the dark,
spills over tumbled stone at the cave mouth
through tangles of sun and shade, then into
channeled bedrock; it surges down
the long, slow bones of the mountain,
suffused with light and a faint tang of cedar
no descent however sheer can fully undo.

Howard Miller


contents of issue 5

Considering Oceans
Linda Rodriguez

Source
Howard Miller

Clear Lake
Martha Cinader Mims

Reflections on Water
John D. Berry

Storyteller
Jeanette Calhoun Mish

Thirst
Kim McMillon

Ocean
Mary Jean Robertson

Water, Light, Sails Up! Reckless
Brianna Lee Pruett

Red River Moan
Rain C. Gomez


Howard Miller Biography

Howard Miller retired from college teaching after 36 years and took up poetry writing again. He's had recent work in e-zines such as "Prairie Poetry," "3rd Muse," "Clean Sheets," "The Adroitly Placed Word," and "soundzine."


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.