Ripple and Poplar A shining ripple, lighter than lace, trickles over the breast of the great blue heron. A declining ray of sun illuminates a ragged tulip poplar leaf, picking out its map of veins: another tree, slowly emerging to stand before the opened eye.
Ruth Holzer’s poems have appeared in Southern Poetry Review, Connecticut River Review, Slant, Blue Unicorn and THEMA, and in other journals and anthologies the U.S. and abroad. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, she is the author of five chapbooks, most recently A Face in the Crowd (Kelsay Books, 2019) and Why We’re Here (Presa Press, 2019).
Beautiful poetry 💖