Since 1996 Volume XXI

                                      Diane Frank

Diane Frank’s new book of poems, Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, was published by Glass Lyre Press. She lives in San Francisco, where she dances, plays cello, and creates her life as an art form. She is editor of the bestselling anthology, River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the 21st Century.  


            Dreams of the Ecliptic


To change a girl into a kite,

            tell her that love is the moon.  


To teach a tree to sing,

            put a harp under its branches.


To change a bowl of dust into a planet,

            paint watercolor rings around the ecliptic.


To change the sky into a dream,

            put a song into a hammock.


To melt an ice cube,

            light a fire under the map of the constellations.


To write a symphony in a major key,

            plant a rainbow under an apple tree.


To create a universe,

            ride on a meteor shower

                        as the archer shoots a path of light

                                    across the sky.


When the sun rises for the first time,

            fill the sky with your singing.


                                                            ~ Diane Frank


This poem is published in Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, (Glass Lyre Press, 2018).


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