Sunday, May 3, 2015

Charles Bane Jr.'s The Chapbook — Untitled

photo © Mark Butkus 2011

I dreamt
I lay beside your rose
and touched a chord
that brought a whisper
from your lips.

I dreamt
I slipped inside
and felt a firmament and
motioned now with you,
ablaze.

I dreamt
of petals holding me
in the magic of the dark,
and the incense of a flower.


— Charles Bane, Jr.


Untitled is the latest installment in the serialization of Charles Bane Jr.'s 2011 volume of poetry The Chapbook (Curbside Splendor). Part of a year-long journey, where 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.