Green Hills Literary Lantern






This place

of light

so bright

it hurts,



its way down

adobe walls

like cats


on fire;

this place

not only

of eye-


dazzling light

dazing the glares

of artists

but of shadow


so god-

awfully black

with brute



it breathes.



Larry D. Thomas, the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, has published thirteen collections of poetry, most recently Dark Pearls (LaNana Creek Press 2010/Stephen F. Austin State University).  In addition to GHLL, his poetry has also appeared in recent issues of The Texas Review, Louisiana Literature, Christian Science Monitor, San Pedro River Review, Right Hand Pointing (online), and elsewhere.