Cloud Trophy

Melanie Noel
after John Keats


Sloth winter     blue lira                                  today more itself yesterday

Open and opener the sham          dung-colored wren          blameless wren

wren: knocking   on the house        ,fell behind                       earthquake

halo           Gold lowing room of first, and next      meridian            interrogative

the wire doves huddled in the rain of pods          camouflage of empty manes


Melanie Noel’s poems have appeared in Fine Madness, Filter, Weekday, and Weird Deer, and are forthcoming in The Arcadia Project and The Volta. She has written poems for short films and installations and was a co-curator of APOSTROPHE, a dance, music, and poetry series in Seattle, Washington.