National Poetry Month: TEA WITH MS. QUAN by Dan George

Apr 12, 2014 | Archive, Feature

Tea with Ms. Quan

by Dan George


soft edges ripening in the sun of an empty bag



I’ve been thirsting for the future textures

this pumpkin decomposing articulates our atmosphere


            Let’s manifest a line the mind finds charming

sexual ripened ethereal


            Black grapes ripening in the hill’s white hands?

animal transforming into night

Autumn rolled through the trees shaking his fist of coins—

red is the dress of the leaves as they open

This poem is from issue 38.1. You may purchase a copy here.