DPF / Crane

For elegies. No Crane yet? This one’s from Chief Modern Poets of Britain and America, Fifth Edition, ed. by Sanders, Nelson and Rosenthal. A fellow Ohioan.

from Royal Palm / by Hart Crane (1899-1932)

Green rustlings, more than regal charities
Drift coolly from that tower of whispered light.

DPF / Plumly

More clouds and sky from a fellow Ohioan. From Beltway Poetry Quarterly, http://washingtonart.com/beltway/plumly.html. More on Plumly at: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/stanley-plumly

from Constable’s Clouds for Keats / by Stanley Plumly

And you write them down in oils because of their
brilliance, and to remember, in its turn, each one.

DPF / Blanco

From one of the snowbirds — as a child, I spent more than a few snowy, Ohio days on the beaches of Florida, building castles to the tune of cheerful (or so it seemed) grandparents, parents, tourists.

from Looking for the Gulf Motel / by Richard Blanco

I want to find The Gulf Motel exactly as it was
and pretend for a moment, nothing lost is lost.