Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

Quake


(upon 7.6, T’ai-chung 9.21.88/1999)

Something like the night off bivouac
Unswept and unsleeping shaking
Bearded pomelo and mango trees down
Falling back through and into the soundless
Ribbed fields where all atoms’ matter begot from
In the hot-bellied bottom of upthrust earth and sea
Without eyes to know or hands to feel but ears
To hear this earthburden heave and rumble
Only stubblebreath left.