National Poetry Month: Thaw

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, we’ve decided to post poems from our most recent anthologies. This week we are highlighting Thaw, poems by Chelsea Dingman and selected by Allison Joseph. A debut collection of gritty yet poignant poems from the National Poetry Series. 

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Immortality

Wind hollows the wheat
chaff, howl of a stray
hungering morning. This terrible north
collects pieces you don’t
recognize. Your mother, grey
two-story house, singing
through a distant night, lay down
your sweet head. Outside
the chapel, under a streetlamp,
you draw a picture of God
in the snow, where He isn’t
merely a man, lost
in this human hour, body
weeping in the thaw.

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