Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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Prunis Persica 


Peach whose perfume seduces,
leaves me sticky-fingered,

foraging like a bee into the heart,
where the flesh parts from the pit, 

where the promise of peach resides,
my tongue coated with nectar of peach

in this summer lush with peach—
Autumnglo poached from the orchard, 

Redhaven naked and eaten whole,
Elegant Lady sun-ripened and slurped— 

fragrance of peach on my skin,
peach and poacher meshed,

face flushed with indulgence of peach,
blushed all winter in memory of peach. 

 

Diane Lockward’s second collection, What Feeds Us (Wind Publications), received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize. Her poems appear in Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times and in such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her poems have also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. A former high school English teacher, Diane now works as a poet-in-the-schools. Visit her on the web at http://www.dianelockward.com/

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