Carol Moldaw Reading & Poetry Posts

The ten poetry posts on SFCC campus currently showcase Carol Moldaw’s poetry–both new work and a selection of older poems, including one of my favorites, “Beads of Rain.”

She will be reading from her new book BEAUTY REFREACTED at Op Cit this Sunday, April 29, in the deVargas Mall, 2 pm.

“Dream Loop #2” from Beauty Refracted:
The way inmates and their families
hold palms up to opposite sides of glass—
even without touch, seeing you comforts.
We, the imprisoned; you, free to go,
your sentence commuted, the terms no longer
a source of agony, tedium, despair, joy, hope
or spite. All crimes absolved, death
its own rehabilitation. This time the setting
is a crowded beach, a grilled burger
in your hand. Are you all of nineteen?
Or thirty-five, an image from childhood.
Joy radiates out of your eyes.
I too am elated, though with no chance
to discuss the dilemmas that vex me—
your detachment not unloving or cold
but a state few of us living attain.

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I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well ( The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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