THE
OKLAHOMA
REVIEW

Volume 8 | Issue 1 | Spring 2007




Poetry    
 





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LeAnna Covalt             
A Few Days after Your Fiftieth Birthday           
Pagosa Springs              


Roger Jones          
Long Ago Dream of a Bad Love Affair          
Coming Attractions, 1960          


Jason W. Selby            
      Love in the Time of Colonialism         



Noel Sloboda          
Surfaces          
Cuts Uncruel          
Salesman of the Quarter          


           tolbert            
           ghosts          
laughter       
 


Anne Whitehouse         
Blessings IX         
Curses II
               








Janet Butler


Death in the Mountains

So it ends, like this.

A moment silent, filled
with past, present, the not-to-be
beneath snow-crusted trees
in a frosty morning light,
the brightness perfect, pure
difficult to endure,

but you must.
 

Time fills with a blessed here-and-now,
the warmth of moments lived give
peace to preparations,
to gatherings, reconciliations
as the whitest of lights descends
to flare, then soften, to fade at last
in the dusky night
of death.
       


    


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