Monday, 28 April 2008

April Afternoon by Alan Britt

Dog legs
through lattice,
Jacques’ vermilion collar
alerts the aureole
the robin’s
dazzling green overture.

The robin
braids her song
around a thick gray maple branch.

Her song, a small garter snake
disguised as an asp
the golden cup
of truth.

Alan Britt, MD, USA

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Alan Britt teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University. His recent books are Vermilion (2006), Infinite Days (2003), Amnesia Tango (1998) and Bodies of Lightning (1995). The Poetry Library ( providing a free access digital library of 20th & 21st century English poetry magazines with the aim of preserving them for the future has included Britt’s work published in Fire (UK) in their project. Britt recently served as Panel Chair for Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry for the PCA/ACA Conference 2007 in Boston and will chair the panel again for the PCA/ACA Conference 2008 in San Francisco. Alan lives in Reisterstown, Maryland with his wife, daughter, two Bouviers des Flandres, and two formerly feral cats.