Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Fanny Howe

The Source

The source 
I thought was Arctic

the good Platonic

Up the pole
was soaked film

an electric elevation
onto a fishy platform

and waves on two sides greenly welcoming

The sunwater poured on holy atheism

It was light that powered out

my ego or my heart
before ending with a letter

© 2000 Fanny Howe