Submission Information

Excerpts
Monty Reid -
Excerpt from Disappointment Island

Excerpt:


Some Little Songs

i.  fridge

it has practiced
and now

it sings
when opened

open it
hold it open

those cherries
need to be eaten

*

ii   furnace

bitter February night

less than half
a cold moon

rises over the canal
shaped like an ear

the furnace comes on

and stays on

*

iii  bulb

she prefered
to make love

with a light on
somewhere

that's just
the way she was

the charged filament
pings

just slightly
where all those

excited particles
turn into light

*

iv  doorbell

it was listening
to the frogs too much

and now it sounds
like them

no matter

when it asks
we let it in

*

v  oscillating fan

come back

baby

come back

baby

come back

*

vi  computer

there must be delicate
wiring
inside the box

what remains
outside the box

imagines itself

*

vii chair

it sings its song
to hold you

in this
it is not alone

*

viii  floor

the weight of moonlight
passes

every night the hardwood
turns into something else

and then turns
back again

I know you heard something

but there's no one
there

*

ix  pipe

it sings
reliably

every
morning

the girl
next door

steps in
the water

*

x  moon

the moon
is burning
in the clouds

shadows
never know

their age

back
 
Chaudiere Authors/Publishers

Explore authors and publishers!

New Books

The Calgary Renaissance
edited by derek beaulieu and rob mclennan

Poetry/fiction

read more...
Chaudiere Books at Twitter
Follow us on Twitter
Chaudiere Books on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook
Chaudiere Books Blog
Read us on Chaudiere Books blog
Contact Information
general inquiries:
info@chaudierebooks.com
investors:
investors@chaudierebooks.com
sales:
sales@chaudierebooks.com
production:
production@chaudierebooks.com
webmaster:
webmaster@chaudierebooks.com
Notice
This website's information may change often. If you have questions regarding content changes, please contact us.

 
Inkline Media 2006