Do You Hear the More Distant Flute? – a poem by Nancy K. Jentsch

Do You Hear the More Distant Flute? 
Title from “He’s there among the scented trees” by Rabindranath Tagore 
From the porch I sip the sky’s vastness 
moon cupping the earth’s light 
stars and planets budding, 
my shawl the raucous crickets 
calling autumn, the whirring 
purr of a displaced owl 
fringed with the dwindling scent 
of new-mown hay 
But in the cracks between insects’ 
chirps, there is the hint of a distant 
flute. Do you hear how it lilts 
through your day’s ballad, 
your dreams pillowed till dawn 
by its final verse? 

Nancy K. Jentsch’s poetry has appeared recently in The Pine Cone ReviewScissortail Quarterly, and Verse-Virtual. Her chapbook, Authorized Visitors, was published in 2017 (Cherry Grove Collections) and Between the Rows, her first poetry collection, con be purchased from Shanti Arts. More information is available on her website: 

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