Theory of a Shadow (Todd Turner)

Posted on August 17, 2013 by in Heightened Talk

Theory of a Shadow (Todd Turner)

Lake - B&WThink of a bird

now think
of its shadow.

Imagine a field

now picture a lake.

Had the shadow
not drifted
across the field

you might have missed
a fire-bird rising out
of the lake.

September on Gasworks Bridge (Todd Turner)

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in Heightened Talk

September on Gasworks Bridge (Todd Turner)

Old dry leaves

It has been a long day to say the least.
Wind, rain, shadows, stone.

So I take a walk.

Standing on Gasworks Bridge,
I watch the river run east, run west.

Wind blows in from the north.

Under my feet now, nothing
but old dry leaves.

Leaving My Place on the River (Todd Turner)

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in Heightened Talk

Leaving My Place on the River (Todd Turner)

Boy in window - croppedStanding at the window,

looking out onto the river for the last time,

I turn my thoughts to a field where I stood as a child.

The wind is blowing.

And under a row of cypresses

there is a grave at the edge of the field.

It bears the marking of a small cross

and a name that I cannot read –

I hear the slow gears of pulleys

unchain in me.