Lost Among Wonders, by Tom Montag

Lost Among Wonders
by Tom Montag

The storms roll through.
One day. Another.

Against the front
edge of summer.

Against the trees,
their leaves. Blossoms

of flowers. The bees,
the noisy birds.

The poet is lost
among wonders.

Will he ever
find his way home?

Tom Montag is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013. In 2015 he was the featured poet at Atticus Review (April) and Contemporary American Voices (August), with other poems at Hamilton Stone Review, The Homestead Review, Little Patuxent Review, Mud Season Review, Poetry Quarterly, Provo Canyon Review, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere.

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Every Poem, by Tom Montag

Every Poem
by Tom Montag

Every poem worth its salt
has in it a red-tail hawk,
or the idea of a red-tail,
or the memory.

                           Or the sound
the hawk makes before it drops
down, before something small is
taken, is lifted into heaven.

Tom Montag is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013. In 2015 he was the featured poet at Atticus Review (April) and Contemporary American Voices (August), with other poems at Hamilton Stone Review, The Homestead Review, Little Patuxent Review, Mud Season Review, Poetry Quarterly, Provo Canyon Review, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere.

In The Darkness, by Tom Montag

In The Darkness
by Tom Montag

a flailing
motion,

the awk-
ward gesture,

searching all
night for this,

the last word.

Tom Montag is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013. In 2015 he was the featured poet at Atticus Review (April) and Contemporary American Voices (August), with other poems at Hamilton Stone Review, The Homestead Review, Little Patuxent Review, Mud Season Review, Poetry Quarterly, Provo Canyon Review, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere.