Monday, February 1, 2010

Poem of the Week: Alan Bernheimer

Happy Monday. Today's poem is by Alan Bernheimer, from his 2009 collection The Spoonlight Institute. Without further ado, here's "Visible Means."

Visible Means

Here for now a small wonder
tea's velvet tongue on fluted teeth

nobody's fault prevents the poor
from being born, with spectators

no wonder foreign objects
contrary to light
touch and go numb
possibly people or plants

half indoors, top half outside
seeing stars at the edge of insomnia
and gray apples at dawn

number, uneasy and underfoot
in some lifelong radio outskirts

from Alan Bernheimer's The Spoonlight Institue, Adventures in Poetry, 2009.


Jessica said...

Just dropping in to say hello and that i really enjoy the literary tidbits and more you post on your blog. And I enjoyed today's poem!

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niko okin said...

I just discovered Bernheimer on accident today, and I can't put Spoonlight Institute down...he's phenomenal.