Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tomatoes and Doves

photo © Mark Butkus 2009

There is a tomato plant on the table
emerging from the shadows
and sunlight is catching
the yellowing leaves
at the end of their cycle
all of a motion...
The tomatoes are red and ripe
and a dove coos.


— Russell Rosander


An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. Russell hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. You can find more of Russell's writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories where Tomatoes and Doves first appeared.

Russell has two new limited edition volumes of poetry — The Creator is the Devil and Heart of One — available for purchase at his weekly Friday appearances at Hector's Corner Bar in Barra de Navidad. Copies are also available at Babalu's Café and Books in Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico.