Poetry: Rodney Nelson’s “A Round of Mast”

////Poetry: Rodney Nelson’s “A Round of Mast”

Rodney Nelson


A Round of Mast

“Beech Grove I” by Gustav Klimt



weeks’ chill and wet when the leaves were ready
put muffling on the switch of day and night
so they did not brighten or drop

just hung

in a thick but weakened green at dryout

I did not so much look as look on to
the overmasting I had read about

a fall of seed and nut

that would have brought
its fattening round in any weather

and the sun found out some gold after all
in a blow of shrub leaf on the walkway




About the writer:
Rodney Nelson‘s work began appearing in mainstream journals long ago. He has lived in various parts of the country, working as a licensed psychiatric technician and copy editor, and now resides in the northern Great Plains. Recently published chapbook and book titles are Metacowboy, Mogollon Picnic, Hill of Better Sleep, Felton Prairie, In Wait, Cross Point Road, Late & Later, The Western Wide, Billy Boy, Ahead of Evening, Winter in Fargo, Hjemkomst, Canyon, Time Tacit, and Minded Places.

Image: Beech Grove I” by Gustav Klimt (1862- 1918). Oil on canvas. 39.37 x 39.37 inches. Public domain.

By | 2018-11-08T00:28:26+00:00 November 8th, 2018|LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Poetry|