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Jason Alan Wilkinson is a writer living in New York. His work has appeared through a menagerie of small press vehicles, among which include Hazmat, Four W, Square Lake, Iconoclast, and at least one hand-stapled feminist zine. It is the philosophy of Mr. Wilkinson that while poetry may not enjoy the celebrity of days gone by, it remains a vital component of our cultural signature, and should therefore guiltlessly impel those who continue to regard its annals with wonder, ever forward.

Whispers of Morning | 7/02/08


Whispers of Morning

Lay here, among the old wood
whose great boughs serry
cardinals in the spring

Upon a tufted down of wild grass
where sallow bands form
clandestine pillows

Meet me along the gabled ruins
for trees there pose to bear one
quiet shade

That we may to love
and grow long shadows
in that verdant cove

That we may to sew our love
and reap vast shadows
in that mistral cove.



Rain descending
in lieu of madness
without precedent or warning
the puddles are scattered
thumb marks
on a champagne glass
flies drop anchor
buzz mimetically
at the water's hem
bikini bottoms crumple
discarded, wet balloons
collect indefatigably
salt skin perspires
in the tongueless
heat-swollen pool
those droplets were arctic
salamanders washed off
in a turbulent mist.

Edouard Manet "Grand Canal"