The Gift to Sing -by James Weldon Johnson

Sometimes the mist overhangs my path,
And blackening clouds about me cling…

The God Abandons Antony -by C.P. Cavafy

At midnight, when suddenly you hear
an invisible procession going by…

Charlie Parker (1950) -by Campbell McGrath

Bird is building a metropolis with his horn.
Here are the gates of Babylon, the walls of Jericho cast down…

The Sound of the Sea -by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sea awoke at midnight from its sleep,
And round the pebbly beaches far and wide…

A Silence -by Amy Clampitt

past parentage or gender
beyond sung vocables…

Ghazal -by Larry Levis

Does exile begin at birth? I lived beside a wide river
For so long I stopped hearing it…