Circles of Light / obediah michael smith

for D.V.H.

landscape, moonscape, seascape

escape evening falling

sun into the sea
instead of upon your toe
or upon your head

out of the sea
the sun fell into, the moon rises

light you do not have to be an eagle
to stare into


Obediah Michael Smith has published twelve books of poems, a short novel and a cassette recording of his poems. He has published widely in journals, and his work has begun to be translated into Spanish and included in anthologies and journals in South America, Mexico and Spain.