THE
OKLAHOMA
REVIEW

Volume 8 | Issue 1 | Spring 2007




Poetry         
 




Print version         


Janet Butler
          

Death in the Mountains          


LeAnna Covalt              
A Few Days after Your Fiftieth Birthday
         
          Pagosa Springs                


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



Noel Sloboda          
Surfaces          
Cuts Uncruel          
Salesman of the Quarter          


           tolbert            
           ghosts          
laughter       
 


Anne Whitehouse         
Blessings IX         
Curses II
               








Jason W. Selby


Love in the Time of Colonialism


Those delicate prints, drawn needles that pine
for suitors to pursue them. Morning dew
below Victorian mansions. The view
of pastoral gates overgrown. The vine
stands statuesque against the gray-green copse
as though a monument of nature blown
over, intermingling with limbs sown
by fingers from the soil. The timber rots,
beguiling glances still advanced by men
from far-off mountains, and ship-anchored shores
absorbing sunsets, a bloody mast
with listless flags. The cobblestone and tin,
the sudden echo from the chain-link stores
diffuse the view once opulent and vast.

       


    


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