Harp & Altar
POETRY
Jason Michael Bacasa
from There Was Electricity

Lynn Crawford

Elise Harris

Norman Lock
from Pieces for Small Orchestra

Eugene Marten

Miranda Mellis

An Accurate Prospect of Vienna, the Capital of Germany
David Goldstein

I will tell you how it is in Vienna, the capital of Germany:

A constant wind blows off the engraving.

In the foreground

Hawkins has a scar.

There are forehooves of three goats.

The donkey carries his sky-blue wariness

in his reins.

 

Plié, owner of the donkey, plié,

now is your time.

You are the color of a donkey’s baggage,

of the river behind you,

of the roofs of the town.

Every accurate prospect ends.

The clouds are most delicately realized.