Evening Mantra – a poem by Nancy K Jentsch

Evening Mantra 
 
Pour dusk’s song like wax 
from guttering candle 
that leaves a hushed stripe 
 
Listen to cat’s drowsy breath 
a stately Sarabande 
accompanying flame’s dance 
 
Sense pendulum sway 
in counterpoint 
to cat’s dreaming sleep 
 
Knit and purl a wish to frame 
and mount the moment 
despite clock’s mocking tick 

Nancy K. Jentsch’s poetry has appeared recently in EclecticaEcoTheo Review, Panoply and in numerous anthologies. In 2020, she received an Arts Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her chapbook, Authorized Visitors, was published in 2017 and her writer’s page on Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/NancyJentschPoet/ 

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