“Synoptic: In Red and Blue” by GTimothy Gordon

The Tale


At Ali’Shan we witness what’s left

of skeletal rare red cypress 

Nippon clear-cut an aeon ago.




Sequoia redwoods call to mind.

Girth and steady stillness.

And yet, shaking in the trees.


Blue falling everywhere.



GTimothy Gordon: Dream Wind was published December 2019 (Spirit-of-the-Ram Press). Work appears in Agni, American Literary Review, Cincinnati Review, Kansas Quarterly, Louisville Review, Mississippi Review, New York Quarterly, Phoebe, Rhino, Sonora Review, and Texas Observer, among others. Everything Speaking Chinese received the Riverstone Press Poetry Prize.


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