Charles F. Thielman


The children of four days of rain,
having left the arms of spruce,
pool above roots and listen
as the black-haired goats
of evening slip inside loam.


Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., moved to Chicago, educated at red-bricked universities and on city streets, Charles F. Thielman was married on a Kauai beach and is now a loving Grandfather to five free spirits.