I am so happy that a search for a poem to go with this photograph has led me to "The Properties of Light," by Eric Gamalinda, which has me looking forward to reading more of his work. The poem begins,
Mid-October in Central Park, one of the elmshas changed early, burning with a lightgrown accustomed to its own magnificence,
You can read the rest at the Poetry Foundation.
Before signing off, I'll add another recommendation: Paige Lewis's Space Struck (Sarabande Books, 2019). Publishers Weekly says, "Like the natural environment that they often reference, Lewis’s poems are sincere, strange and vulnerable, a combination that makes this work both fragile and vital." You can hear their wonderful interview with Franny Choi and Danez Smith at the VS podcast here. I'm hoping to recommend a collection of poetry each week, and I'd love to know what you're reading, too.
The Poetry Friday roundup, with links to more verses and poetry talk is over at Bridget Magee's place.
Photo by ST: The pond, Central Park, mid-October 2021.