Ruth Daigon

Ruth Daigon, Trapped in a Common Dark and Mirror Image (two poems)

schooled in flowers matriculated in bombs we're trapped in a common dark hollow-boned with the midnight people under the bearded earth with its terrible cuttings away from the stone music of war away from the empty eyes of ancestors in a trance of blue-veined dreams we learn the shape of dry space and the liquid life below as winds blow ashes of tomorrow dust swarms through gusts of quiet

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Ruth Daigon, Night's Other Country & Mouthing Secrets (two poems)

Before the great winds come and the white noise of night, we'll cut loose from clocks and stand in fields spread out to nowhere singing mantras. Before the quiet waits in garments of good bye, we'll bridge the silence of guitars and float sound to its center.

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Ruth Daigon

Ruth Daigon

Ruth Daigon was founder and editor of POETS ON: for twenty years until it ceased publication. Her poems have been widely published in poetry collectiions (hard cover and E magazines. She also won the Ann Stanford National Poetry Prize, 1997 (University of Southern California Anthology, 1997) and the Greensboro Poetry Award (Greensboro Arts Council, 2000).

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