Anna Evans


Two trees that twist together like a rope.
A hailstorm improvising on the roof.
The glint of sea glass, or the rainbow in
the oily puddle underneath your car.

A bead of scarlet blood, the sidewalk crack
blooming with dandelions, one black swan.
A voice you thought you'd never hear again.
The trash uplifted by a gust of wind.

A cobweb gemmed with frost, the silhouette
of a burning house, red lichen crusted graves.
A wasps' nest swinging like a Chinese lantern.
The kitten's pad across piano keys.

That patch of sunlight on the unswept floor.
Two wheelchair dancers in a Pas de Deux.

Anna Evans' poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, Rattle and Measure. She is the editor of the e-zine The Barefoot Muse and the journal of formal poetry, The Raintown Review. Her chapbook Swimming is available from Maverick Duck Press. Evans gained her MFA from Bennington College MFA. In 2005 she won all three Poetry prizes awarded at the Philadelphia Writers Conference, and the Writer's Digest Award for Best Rhyming Poem. She has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize.