Thursday, August 26, 2021

New Poetry by John Stanizzi

Jah Rain

Got to have kaya now
Got to have kaya now
Got to have kaya now
For the rain is falling

-Bob Marley and the Wailers, "Kaya"
rain in the hills
on curled October leaves
on the tarnished crop
one drop
mercurial hop
from blade of grass
to blade of grass
            glazed chain of rain
strings of grass
gilded with water light
playing faint notes
rain in the hills
a room just after dusk
the sacristy of night
thoughts of morning sun
thanks and praises
for the sound of wings in rain
blessings in blades of grass
that grow up
through shrapnel
into the air
into the clouds
the sweetest taste of life
lightest rain
in the dark
lights the dark
Jah rain
that makes children sing
when they drink it

- © John Stanizzi 2021

John L. Stanizzi is author of the collections Ecstasy Among Ghosts (Antrim House), Sleepwalking (Antrim House), Dance Against the Wall (Antrim House), After the Bell (BigTable), Hallelujah Time! (Big Table), High Tide – Ebb Tide (Kelsay Books), Four Bits (Grayson Press), Chants (Cervena Barva), Sundowning Main Street Rag, POND (imspired – UK)), and The Tree That Lights The Way Home (Antrim House). John is the Flash Fiction Editor of Abstract Magazine TV, and he has read at venues all over New England, including the Mystic Arts CafĂ©, the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Hartford Stage, and many others.  He teaches literature at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut, and lives with his wife, Carol, in Coventry, CT.

1 comment:

Patience C said...

Such amazing talent, I have read all this authors work, love all of it!