Music, and a wind pelagic —
string of lanterns
Out along the pier, the magic
of their patterns —
Désossé, Baker, Harlequin,
In costume, dancing – lost within
They make up as they go. The day
is never long,
And thus to dance the night away
is never wrong.
Jared Carter lives in Indiana. His fifth book, A Dance in the Street, is available from Wind Publications in Kentucky. A sixth, Darkened Rooms of Summer: New and Selected Poems, is forthcoming in the spring of 2014 from the University of Nebraska Press. In 2010 he was the first to name and define the poetic form of the alexandroid, two examples of which are given in issue #10 of Shot Glass Journal.