Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Charles Bane Jr.'s The Chapbook — Untitled #2


A cloth of rain
hangs before a
single, yellow lamp
and seated in a
cafe I stare into
your eyes that
search in sleep
for me.

An older
patron starts at
the thunder and
remembers arms
upraised by men
in endless rows who
long ago waited
patiently to be shot
and remembered
home only as a
dream.

My love,
we are fevered and
washed by every hope
that splashes here
on folded leaves.


— Charles Bane, Jr.


Untitled #2 is the latest installment in the serialization of Charles Bane Jr.'s 2011 volume of poetry The Chapbook (Curbside Splendor). Part of a years-long journey, where we share and explore Charles' passion — his poetry — with you, our readers.

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.