Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Poets and Poems: Laura Reece Hogan and “Litany of Flights”

The best way to describe a poem by Laura Reece Hogan in her new collection, Litany of Flights, is, first, to let the poem speak for itself and, second, read it three times. The only introduction is that the collection uses birds as an organizational theme. 

On Adoring You


In dark cords of night you weave for me

a cocoon of yourself. Splinters for silk,

thorns your thread, a love poured, an emptied

truth. I drink. In stripped unknowing. I long

to emerge winged, a bloom from black earth,

for love is stronger than death.


To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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