The Wild Shine of Oranges
poems by Shelley Savren

 

When the ocean pauses its thunder,
that moment between breath in and breath out,
I hear wind against my ear,
the voice of air pulsing,
opening to all sound.



— from “The Voice of Air”
in The Common Fire!

 

 

 

There are no shadows in this picture,
just light crackling,
a single ray quivering in your eyes
and your body bending into this bench
.




from "Purple Irises"
in The Wild Shine of Oranges

 


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