Rabbit and Rose

beaded rabbit

The ridiculous optimious of the Daffodil

An Interwoven Poem in Two Voices

Voice I

The ridiculous optimism
of the Daffodil
mocking torrential downpours,
relentless rain
Pollyanna yellow
and impudent green
bulletin bursting from this urban corner
A bugle's blast
announcing spring's arrival.

Voice II

This poem is not a speech
Not a tidy manifesto,
Ł with marching orders
Columns of strident syllables
This is not a soldier&$39;:s battle cry
but a plea, a prayer,
a rally for the soul,
a down-on-my-knees begging chant,
"Come, come,
let's gather together."

Zigi Lowenberg

contents of issue 9

Silver Shower of Stars
Stephanie JT Russell

At the Edge of Drowning
Erika T. Wurth

Pennie Opal Plant

Ofi' Tohbi'
Jenny L. Davis

Linda Rodriguez

The Shell Seekers
Susan Deer Cloud

At Water Village
Kimberly Weiser

The ridiculous optimious of the Daffodil
Zigi Lowenberg

Howard Miller

Land of Water
Suha Hassan

Redding Road
Jabez Churchill

Zigi Lowenberg Biography

Zigi Lowenberg is a poet, performer and co-leader in the seminal jazzpoetry ensemble, UpSurge! She currently lives with her husband and creative partner in Harlem and Oakland. More about her @ZigarinaZigi and upsurgejazz.