Open Mic Blog
|Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:01 PM|
*Lap or Lawn
Felines rule repose
in a kingdom of sleep
stalking winged shadows
by a whisker won. So deep
are lawns where felines pose
invisible, silent, prone to leap
at smallness---count your toes!
This feline poem was published in the 2009 Anthology of Appalachian Writers (Vol.1), a new periodical under the aegis of Shepherd University, Shepherdstown West Virginia.
F. Ethan Fischer writes mysteries for radio and poems for posterity; he produces The Rumsey Radio Hour. His work has appeared in the following places among others: Potomac Review; Dickinsonian; WPFW Anthology (next to Ferlinghetti); Antietam Review; A Public Hanging; POETRY; Free State; WV Magazine; Works on Walls; Virginia Country; The Muse Apprentice; The Pembroke Magazine; Mountain Pathways; Tuscarora Review; Ruby. Online hear him with Grace Cavalieri at the Library of Congress. His recent book Beached in the Hourglass was published by The Bunny and Crocodile Press. Senior editor of Antietam Review, he broadcasts news over WRNR. He teaches English & Creative Writing at Shepherd University where among students are stars of the fertile void.