Five Poems by Adam Day

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Feldspar Citta

Pinyon jay stalks a stone,
the color of fat,

on moist turf. Circling, tries
to get in with its beak

but there is nothing
to get into. More tired.

 

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Jokai

Hawk owls
and calandras

fly into clouds
for good. Lines

that devour
their own nature.

 

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Godo

This was not
the world. I was told

that these
are human […]


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Amida

Bathing now, eyes
drawn to the wide-wrinkled […]


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Densu Swale

This mud season hotter
than two foxes […]


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Adam Day is the author of the forthcoming collection of poetry, Left-Handed Wolf (LSU Press), Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande), and Badger, Apocrypha (PSA). He directs The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, Blackacre Nature Preserve, as well as the Stormé DeLarverie residency for underrepresented writers. He also edits the forthcoming literary and culture magazine, Action, Spectacle.

Read More: A brief interview with Adam Day