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Dale Smith. THE BIRDS AT MY WINDOW. Longhouse, 2006. First edition. Fold-out accordion booklet. Three colors. New. Limited edition. $7.95 postpaid


 

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Chickadees dance
            on limbs
                         in grey light.

It's winter.
            A season of sleep
                         drifting. I feel

like a drifter in these routines
            of standing. Waiting
                         each morning

for a cardinal. Red. Brown.
            And this is my
                         little world,

domestic scene.
            A little boy.
                         His beautiful mother.

Sun       rain       sky
             branch   stone       eyes
                         limbs       moon       grass.

We had oatmeal for breakfast
            and the next day
                         fried mush, she called it,

with maple syrup
            and almond milk.
                         It was so good

in the green bowl.
            I wash dishes.
                         He plays at his activity

our parcels of mail.
            This is the matrix of
                         song birds.

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A Woodburners We Recommend Publication 2006 series

To purchase the full booklet, this is available exclusively from our Bookshop:

Dale Smith. THE BIRDS AT MY WINDOW. Longhouse, 2006. First edition. Fold-out accordion booklet. Three colors. New. Limited edition. $7.95 postpaid

As an act of goodwill and for poetry - Longhouse is sending out each month complete publications - online - of one poet (or more) we have published in booklet, broadside or postcard form for everyone to share. It's a way of giving back to many of you who have sent to us poems, letters, purchases and the same goodwill over the years. The series will fly in under the banner of our Woodburners We Recommend. It should also be felt as a certain warmth in memory to all our close and dear poetry comrades passed along - each one becoming more of a loss. Each monthly booklet will also be available for purchase from Longhouse. Issued in a very limited keepsake edition of 50 copies. Starting in 2006 we will begin to reissue and present past issues from Longhouse of select poets. For those readers that travel back as far as 1972 when Longhouse began, you know poetry was released like bandits by the day, by the week, by the month, and always free. We have never taken on grants and meant poetry to be seen & heard & on poetry terms. From 2006, into the Infinite, and within the universal cyber cosmos, we would like to share multiple poets with you....and only ask that you share them further.

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