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Lee Slonimsky



DAZZLE

Cold, cold the drench of April:

tiny morning icicles
glaze blue air like white stars
whose sparkle summons March
back from the dead.

And yet you’re quite in love with June.

And water in a running stream
polishes these slabs of slate:

even more jewels.


Lee Slonimsky's work has appeared in Atlanta Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Connecticut Review, Measure, The New York Times, New Ohio Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Poetry Daily, 32 Poems, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. He has received seven Pushcart Prize nominations. His fourth collection of poems, Logician of the Wind was published in 2012 by Orchises Press. He is the co-author, along with his wife, Hammett Prize winning mystery writer Carol Goodman, of the Lee Carroll Black Swan Rising trilogy, the final installment of which, The Shape Stealer, will appear in March 2013.
 
 
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