Not one soul at the lake, and then by Judy Katz-Levine

Not one soul at the lake, and then

a descent of sparrows to the bone
causes a birth of black stars
and the never-ending list of names
falling like tarnished grins
for the creation of you as a magnolia
leaves me stunned and unable to cry
there is only one sound, that of someone
far away and breathing sweetly
after a sudden thunderstorm
and I will always call you
after a swim in icy waters and a flask
of strong tea, when the lifeguard
high on a wooden post
oversees the rescue of our
camouflaged doe and fawn

BIO: Judy Katz-Levine is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, "Ocarina" and "When The Arms Of Our Dreams Embrace".  Her most recent chapbook is "When Performers Swim, The Dice Are Cast." Her new collection, "There Are Those Of Us Who Are Close By" will be published by Cervena Barva Press (in press, 2019).  Judy has  been published often in the blog of Miriam Sagan's "Miriam's Well" and  "Unlikely Stories Mark V" just last week. 
She is also a jazz flutist and performs in the Boston area monthly and writes compositions for flute.


  1. This is such a beautiful poem, Judy Katz-Levine!
    I look forward to reading more of your work.
    All the best,


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