GA | Far Beyond

Nightscape

Far Beyond

Domestic worlds
found natural earthlings
furious, dancing

Odd word exchanges
turned madness into flowers
re-enthralling minds

Congregations replaced
old revolutionary petunias
above the earthly altars

Harder times required
absolute trust in the good
blueness of bodies

Unknown words
followed joy down her arms
just like morning

Soft sighs entrained
beautiful night landscapes
as poems traveled

And meditation filled
the Mississippi Gulf Coast
with all things new

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Work titles by A. E. Stallings,
Natasha Trethewey, and Alice Walker
Process: Pick and mix cento