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Inked (Paperback) (Corinna Mcclanahan Schroeder)

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The poems in Inked chart a course of departure and return. These are finely-crafted, musical poems, attentive to the world’s rhythms in an Ohio apple orchard, at a Midlands train station, in the throbbing life of the South.Instructions for ReturnFollow the serpentine river roadstoward the Little Miami’s lip. Passthrough the sycamores, their moltingwhitewashed limbs. These are curvesI can still ride hard, roadsI can trace along a back’s bare skin.Feel that wind, saturated, undercutwith vespertine chill. Let it frizzyour hair. Turn up the SmashingPumpkins or the Cowboy Junkies. That’s river musk on your teeth. Seehow the lightning bugs burn their bulbsjust ahead? In the rearview, bats unstitchyour wake. Now the humming bridgein your fingertips and thighs. Remember that darkening vein underneath,how it pushes and pushes towardmain stem waters. The truss will bearyour weight ten thousand times.
The poems in Inked chart a course of departure and return. These are finely-crafted, musical poems, attentive to the world?s rhythms in an Ohio apple orchard, at a Midlands train station, in the throbbing life of the South.

Instructions for Return


Follow the serpentine river roads
toward the Little Miami?s lip. Pass
through the sycamores, their molting
whitewashed limbs. These are curves
I can still ride hard, roads
I can trace along a back?s bare skin.
Feel that wind, saturated, undercut
with vespertine chill. Let it frizz
your hair. Turn up the Smashing
Pumpkins or the Cowboy Junkies.
That?s river musk on your teeth. See
how the lightning bugs burn their bulbs
just ahead? In the rearview, bats unstitch
your wake. Now the humming bridge
in your fingertips and thighs.
Remember that darkening vein underneath,
how it pushes and pushes toward
main stem waters. The truss will bear
your weight ten thousand times.
Number of Pages: 55
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
Author: Corinna Mcclanahan Schroeder
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2015
TCIN: 46775775
UPC: 9781680030594
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0449

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