by John Stanizzi
Pleasures of greens – fields, new leaves, pastures of skunk cabbage,
occurrences of repeated splashes and ripples just after the frogs have leapt;
nicknames for plants – bittersweet, virgin’s bower, pussy-toes, harebell, and
diving wobblers, the polliwogs, are back today, flashing and flaring at the shoreline.
Author of Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, High Tide – Ebb Tide, Four Bits, Chants, Sundowning. John’s has appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Life in Poetry, New York Quarterly, many others. NMon-fiction in Stone Coast, Ovunque Siamo, Adelaide, Scarlet Leaf, Evening Street.