2020 American Place Poems


Been lost in books
This new found day
Drowning in their words
Find time by what they say

The Great American Dead!*

Their voices stifled
By dust, in bookcases
Their pages rifled
By Pilgrims seeking places

To give glory
To the Great

Often they’ve looked in
On the old, cold dark walls and halls of Europeans
But that boat has sailed
With the Revolution

And Moderns;
We seek
Curt details.

*Dickinson, Longfellow, Whitman, Frost, Williams

By Makar

Stephen Sutherlin is a designer, poet and musician. He writes poetry about life in the southwest and enjoys metrical lyricism.

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