Hélène Cardona

Shaft of Light
December 14, 2014 Cardona Helene

Shaft of Light

 

Smile behind the lips

her face a sunflower

in a garden of trees

 

The eyes of the seagull open

Choose your beach

tears caught in the throat

 

Stand in mountain pose

breathe the flame of the ghost

a shift in reality

 

I lost my mind

hanging in the void

A voice enters

 

shaft of light

God’s finger in the shallows

consoling my inner weather

 

 

From Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016)

Hélène Cardona is the author of seven books, more recently the award- winning bilingual collection Life in Suspension, Hemingway Grant winner Beyond Elsewhere (Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, tr.), Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings (WhitmanWeb, tr.), and Birnam Wood.