Sisters, Cousins, and Wayward Angels (Paperback)
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Sisters, Cousins, and Wayward Angels (Paperback)

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Sisters, Cousins and Wayward Angels displays Tillinghast's fascination with women, young and old, their beauty and their mystery. Many of the poems in this collection also play with notions of the contentment derived from spending long days and nights of solitude in the woods. These poems stir images and long remembered feelings.

Publisher: Texas Review Press
ISBN: 9781680031232
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 113 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 5 mm


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SISTERS, COUSINS, AND WAYWARD ANGELS
My sister and I dwell in the lost
Gray nowhere of this October
Afternoon watching the slender
Water oak leaves twirl down
From their parents. She says
The leaves become inspired when
They hit the ground. She thinks
The little leaves dig in and sift
Through the earth like wee eels,
And when they reach the ninth
Level switch into swirly
Serpents on vacation to visit
Their country cousins in Hades.
But my sister is young and impractical
And caught in the casual miracle
Of this soft October afternoon.
I see things in black
And white--I tell her that leaves
Are just leaves, nothing more,
Nothing less than leftover wings
Clipped from baby angels
Culled at birth.
SISTERS, COUSINS, AND WAYWARD ANGELS

My sister and I dwell in the lost
Gray nowhere of this October
Afternoon watching the slender
Water oak leaves twirl down
From their parents. She says
The leaves become inspired when
They hit the ground. She thinks
The little leaves dig in and sift
Through the earth like wee eels,
And when they reach the ninth
Level switch into swirly
Serpents on vacation to visit
Their country cousins in Hades.

But my sister is young and impractical
And caught in the casual miracle
Of this soft October afternoon.
I see things in black
And white--I tell her that leaves
Are just leaves, nothing more,
Nothing less than leftover wings
Clipped from baby angels
Culled at birth.

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