Monday, September 19, 2016

Charles Bane Jr.'s The Chapbook — Come Beloved

photo © Mark Butkus 2016
Upon the west...

I am hungry; come soon.

I looked tonight at flames
like you upon the west
and jewels winging home.
I hold you in my eyes
when I see what cannot be stamped again.

All the earth is of a kind
but for the rarities that clamber
unknowing of their gifts
on vales of purest light,
and look at the common life
of us in shade.

Come beloved, soon.


— Charles Bane, Jr.



Come Beloved 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.