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J.R. Solonche

Van Gogh, Cornfield with Lark

He wanted to be a poet
more than a painter,

so when van Gogh tried
to paint the sound

of the lark as it ascended
into the sky

above the cornfield,
he painted the lark.

J.R. Solonche has been publishing poetry since the early 70s.

J.R. Solonche

How Stately

How stately,
how serene

the geese glide
on the lake,

but this
is because

the swans
are not around.

Prof. Emeritus of English at SUNY Orange, J.R. Solonche has been publishing since the early 70s.

J.R. Solonche

On the Highway

On the highway,
the white

Porsche
blew by me

like the ghost
of a black

Porsche.

Prof. Emeritus of English at SUNY Orange, J.R. Solonche has been publishing since the early 70s.

J. R. Solonche

I Learned How to Write Poetry

I learned how
to write poetry

the day I opened
the rejection

from the editor
of the prestigious

university quarterly
who wrote, “This is BS.”

 

JR Solonche is author of Beautiful Day (Deerbrook Editions), Won’t Be Long (Deerbrook Editions), Heart’s Content (Five Oaks Press), and coauthor of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books).

 

J. R. Solonche

Winter Trees

I marvel
at how
they prepare,

at how they
lie down
while standing

as tall
as ever
in the ground,

(at how they
look like they
are standing

as tall as
ever while they
are lying down),

at how they
become seeds
of themselves again.

JR Solonche is author of Beautiful Day (Deerbrook Editions), Won’t Be Long (Deerbrook Editions), Heart’s Content (Five Oaks Press), and coauthor of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books).

J. R. Solonche

Euclidean 

For the first time
in a hundred years,

pulled up,
then stacked

on the scrap
metal truck,

the railroad
tracks met.

Four-time Pushcart as well as Best of the Net nominee, J.R. Solonche has been publishing in magazines and anthologies since the early 70s.