Green Hills Literary Lantern










Swirling down the country lane

is this strange and beautiful



made of crickets droning

a shifting wave of heat

floating from the glowing lawns


an orchestration

of birds dipping

in an angle of sun


the glint of discarded bicycles

at the end of a drive

flickering like three thin reeds.


Sudie Nostrand is the author of Bless the Day (Kodansha America, 1998), and The Paris Poems (March Street Press, 2004). She has published poetry in California Quarterly, Cumberland Poetry Review, Kansas Quarterly, Louisville Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Greensboro Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, North American Review, Mid-American Review, Hidden Oak, River Oak Review, Pacific Coast Journal, Bryant Literary Review. Her work is being archived in the Fales Collection of the New York Public Library.