MORE OF APRIL'S POETRY MONTH
J. D. McClatchy's new volume of poems, Mercury Dressing, brings us fresh tales of the drama of love and its aftermath, exploring figures by turns heroic, operatic, and simply human. Here is a sample from the new book:
|Going Back to Bed |
Up early, trying to muffle
or market slump, then changing
having decided to return to bed
I thought of the old pilgrim
in a flame that hides his body,
like an animal in a sack.
not knowing if I'd stay, not knowing where I'd been.