Since 1996 Volume XXI

Susan Terris
Susan Terris’ most recent book is Ghost of Yesterday: New & Selected Poems (Marsh Hawk Press). She is the author of 6 books of poetry, 15 chapbooks, and 3 artist's books.  Journal publications include The   Southern Review, Denver  Quarterly, TheJournal, Rattle , PoetryMagazine.com , and Ploughshares. A poem of hers from Field appeared in Pushcart Prize XXXI.  She's ed "Memos" will be published by Omnidawn in 2015  .  http://www.susanterris.com

Death of Boreas
Daughter, I am writing you from the banks of
the River Styx. In my hand are coins for Kharon.
But I don't have coins over each eye blinding me,
so I know Boreas is here also, purple-winged,
defeated, his hair and beard splintered with ice.
I am coming for you, at last, Kore,
with apologies for the eons it’s taken
to warm the globe. Now, with the death
of Winter we will be eternally reunited.
These days there are no pomegranates; and I
hope you won’t mind the heat or dearth of
apples, of honey. Your summer togas are waiting.
(*Persephone’s other name is Kore, meaning the maiden.)



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