Sense of Place

By Henry Rappaport

Searching there

you may wonder

which way

the dead face.


There is no telling

them to turn.


Is the sun over

the right or left

shoulder as it tries

to warm those so

cold so long?


And youth and


from which side

of morning

will they rise?


Henry Rappaport has four books of poetry published, including Dream Surgeon and A Book of Days, from Intermedia Press, and more than twenty recent poems in literary journals such as Poet Lore, and The Cincinnati Review. This summer he was at Bread Loaf Writers Conference working with James Longenbach, and previously has attended the Sewanee Writers Conference and Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Originally from the Catskill Mountains of New York, he has an M.A. from the University of Washington, and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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