New for Tuesday April 13 in our Poem a Day for Poetry Month
Another featured poem from Antonia’s book To Make a Bridge, the second in our Poem a Day for Poetry Month series
The Contents of the Cabinet of Fame
- A copper man (frozen
his fishing rod of twig’n’twine
towards a non-existent lake.
- Two pick-up trucks carved
from the timber a real one
transported. Bruno claims
if you jump, rattle shelving,
the toys will rock on oak
tires—unsettled wheels turn.
- With palms twisted
outward in porcelain
holiness, a Madonna
roll-calls twin mothers
stationed at bedsides,
atop doorframes, the bare
soles of her feet kissing
a white, unpainted snake.
- A dusty rock, once beached
in the sand of Sicilian shorelines.
- A wooden doll roughly chiseled
into being: vertical grooves imitate
hair, the skirt a solid cone of pine.
- An amber-stained kitten, moulded
from ceramic: Dad’s grade 13 art project.
- Zi’Renata’s wooden-beaded
rosary jailed in a static circle.
- Framed faces: cousins
gripping the green skin
of a snake-shaped zucchini,
ripe and ready for cookin’,
- A miniature shoe, timeless
with rhinestones that crimson light.