First, a tourist finds a poem in the leper colony,
carved in a kapok, ants swarming sap in the cuts.
Then a fisherman uncovers instructions for a rain dance,
an usher discovers recipes for the jubilee.
A riverboat captain comes to town and leads them
to a tree in the north describing the mating habits
of the marabunta, to one in the south with an ode to plums.
In the west, a sonnet about a hen named Lucifer
upcoming eventsThe NER Vermont Reading Series welcomes Don Mitchell, Aprll Ossmann, and Ross Thurber to Middlebury for a 7:00 reading the evening of Thursday, April 17 at Carol's Hungry Mind Cafe.
Volume 34, Numbers 3-4 Cover art by Sean Thomas