THE
OKLAHOMA
REVIEW

Volume 8 | Issue 1 | Spring 2007




Poetry    
 




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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          


Jason W. Selby            
      Love in the Time of Colonialism         



Noel Sloboda          
Surfaces          
Cuts Uncruel          
Salesman of the Quarter          


           tolbert            
           ghosts          
laughter         


Anne Whitehouse         
Curses II                









Anne Whitehouse

from Blessings

XI

The magical rocks of Hamilton Falls
shine silvery even when dry
because of the mica.
Also mineral-laden schists,
they are not like New York City rocks
cropping up in big slabs,
but small pebbles tumbled
smooth and flat as coins
in the cold rushing waters
of Cobb Brook.

In the heart of summer
in the cleft of the forest
I submerge in the pools
at the top of the falls
and the bottom.

The pebbles lie still and gleaming
through the mantle of clear water
on the rocky, sandy bottom
where I touch down,
am released, rejuvenated.
Later, dried and dressed,
my feet in socks and sneakers
hiking back on the trail,
I can still feel the cold
tingling in my soles,
enlivening my being.
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