Swimming In the Ladle of Stars, by Martin Willitts, Jr.

Swimming In the Ladle of Stars, by Martin Willitts, Jr.

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“Concentrate your mind through the eye of a needle,” advises Martin Willitts in his new collection, Swimming In the Ladle of Stars. But it only takes a poem or two to realize that Willitts has already done the threading for us.

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Fans of Martin Willitts, Jr.’s work will not be disappointed by his new collection, brimming with the delicate anguish, the joyous relief, of a seeker in his prime. As a bonus, the cover art is another of Martin’s haunting paper cuts.

LETTING ANGER GO
 
Your mind is troubled, a broken hornet’s nest.
Trees bring their lips
close to the long-ago winds.
You bring a basket of sorrow.
The slowest brook is stillness moving.
It is the temperature of a wing in air-draft.
Hornets are in your heart.
 
Concentrate your mind through the eye of a needle.
 
Peace is a lavish tapestry of singing.
The stars are just beginning.
Cherry blossoms fall at your feet.