yes! The night What is there so extraordinary
about...Qua sky...it begins to lose its effulgence, to grow
pale, pale, ever a little paler, a little paler until
pppfff! finished! it comes to rest. But -- but behind this veil
of gentleness and peace, night is charging and will burst
upon us pop! like that! just when we least expect it.
That's how it is on this bitch of an
for Godot by
Copyright 2009, John L. Stanizzi. © This work is protected under the U.S. copyright laws. It may not be reproduced, reprinted, reused, or altered without the expressed written permission of the author.
John L. Stanizzi's first book, Ecstasy Among Ghosts, was published by Antrim House Books (www.antrimhousebooks.com). His second book, Sleepwalking, came out last month. The New York Quarterly, Tar RiverPoetry, and Wild Goose Review have published new poems. He has also published in Passages North, The Spoon River Quarterly, Poet Lore, The Connecticut River Review, Stone Country, The Larcom Review, Rainbow Curve, The White Pelican Review, and others. He was also selected as New England Poet of the Year (1998) by the New England Association of Teachers of English, is a former poet in residence at Manchester Community College and Middletown Public Schools, and has received two Pushcart nominations. Most recently, Garrison Keilor featured two of his poems on the December 17 and 19, 2008, editions of The Writer's Almanac.