Christina Pugh

La Bagatelle | Method | Dream Glance
April 19, 2013 Pugh Christina

La Bagatelle

 

in cursive yellow hung above

the shop          in the mall in the

seventies’  west       An aureole

taper                Platonic

chandelier         commedia  

(for Balanchine)

allegro          then marzipan

 

 

Method

 

Can the retina

glean can it

willow  (we

select):  this

marble’s

a mirror

of the bluish

in my

eye-pool

 

 

Dream Glance

 

The trunks’      slow

glimmer           as sherry

in the         glass

 

floating      branchless

o`u flotte la   blanche Ophelia

Christina Pugh is the author of four books of poems including Perception (Four Way Books, 2017), which was named one of the top books of 2017 by Chicago Review of Books. A recent Guggenheim fellow in poetry, she is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and consulting editor for Poetry.