The First Airborne Division, Harlaxton, 1943
In dim light over the kitchen rooms
RAF pilots drew on the walls
parachutes and Pegasus wings:
the patches on their shoulders:
and the long legged women
they’d not yet met.
They listened for cough pop engines
taking off and landing:
the sound like certain disaster:
against a silver smelting sky
the plane’s underbellies
like a school of fish in formation
the acrobatics of peril
smoke trailed strange punctuation.
And they boasted about girls back home
ones from villages, ones from London
ones whose knees they swam between
pond silt breath held
ankles grabbed, smooth calves stroked
looking up at the washout blare
looking up at their ripple distorted bodies
not underwater dreaming then
as they did waiting in those rooms
of the horse haunch gadfly sting:
its rider thrown headfirst
down the gods’ mountain
thistle and stone tossed
sparrow broken to the ground.
John Walser, an associate professor of English at Marian University in Wisconsin, holds a doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Barrow Street, Nimrod, Spillway, The Pinch, december magazine, Fourth River, Superstition Review, the Evansville Review, and Bird’s Thumb. He was a featured poet in September 2014 at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. The recipient of the 2015 Lorine Niedecker Poetry Prize as well as a Pushcart nominee and a semi-finalist for the 2013 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, John is currently submitting three manuscripts of poetry for publication.
What motivates him to create?
I know this may sound mildly masochistic, but…I like the pain behind my eye that I feel when I’m not coming up with the right word or image or line, when I can’t make it work, when I don’t know how to finish a poem. The process as much as the finished project is what makes me happy. I want to see how it turns out. I want to see where it branches off. I want to see how it shimmers or shimmies or shatters. That’s what motivates me to write and to create.
The perfect season to resolve any problem is before any visible sign only appear. Mercifully, there are web-sites where you can buy treatment options effortlessly. What can we buy in online pharmacies? There are anticonvulsants. It affects chemicals in the body that are involved in the cause of some types of hurt. There are remedies only for children. If you’re concerned about erectile dysfunction, you perhaps already know about how fast does cialis work. What patients talk about how long does it take for cialis 20mg to work? The symptoms of sexual disorders in men include failure to have any erection. Sexual diseases often signal serious problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction may hide a heavy heartiness problem such as core trouble. Sometimes men who take street drugs like marijuana find it awkward to get an erection and turn to erectile dysfunction medicines for a temporary solution. Once you’ve studied the basics about men’s erectile disfunction from us, you may want to see what other reputable websites have to say. The most common potentially serious side effects of such medicaments like Cialis is stuffy or runny nose. Tell your dispenser if you have any unwanted side effect that does not go away. Absolutely, online pharmacy can lightly help you for solving your all personal problems.