The Poetry of Richard Schletty
Lazy, sonorous moans of a Segovian bull,
grazing a field of ancient boulders and grass,
gracing the soul of a twenty-something-old daughter,
enjoying the radiance of a painterly Old World sky,
this Sunday, in the countryside of central Spain.

Mournful, resonating clangs of a West Side church bell,
sending forth a middle-aged father in a vapor,
pondering afternoon runs of his kids in junk-heap cars,
hoping to catch a few rays of late afternoon haze,
this Sunday, in the innercity of the American Midwest.

© 2006 Richard Schletty
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Richard Schletty's Indwellings (offsite poetry)
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