Monday, March 16, 2015

Charles Bane Jr.'s The Chapbook — Cycle


The sun is cracked
and spills itself,
and stains the border
of the western sky;
and we must find a bed
where I may pour in you
a sea of stars
from which light comes,
unshadowing the hillsides
of your near form and spreading,
becomes the original poem.


— Charles Bane, Jr.


As we prepare to cycle through another season this week and hopefully put winter behind us, Charles Bane Jr. cycles through another day of love. Cycle is the latest installment in the serialization of Charles' 2011 volume of poetry The Chapbook (Curbside Splendor). Part of a year-long journey, we share and explore Charles' other passion — his poetry — with you, our readers, twice monthly.

Charles is also the author of Love Poems (Kelsay Books, 2014). His work has been described in the Huffington Post as "not only standing on the shoulders of giants, but shrinking them." He created the Meaning of Poetry series for The Gutenberg Project and is a current nominee as Poet Laureate of Florida. A new collection of poetry, The Ends Of The Earth is currently taking shape. 

We thank Charles for his continuing contributions and wish him well in the publishing of a collection of short fiction entitled, For Whom The Bell Tolls: The Sequel And Other Stories.