- The Digital Writer  



by Lynn Strongin

TYPEFACES You pull out the tray of dawn: Goudy Old Style, Bambino, Mistral. You are Bambina your mother, Mistral, not selfish after all: rocks you Death takes it all in stride in high-laced boots: Medieval world of carts mute singing. St Joan had her voice You your visions of healing toward life O or death: flying free-fall over Goudy Old Style, Schneilder, High Courier The frozen pond a mirror telling truth back to you now concave thin: bald anorexic: “Sun & moon shedding over you their blessing.” It’s curtains: your challenge: How get the audience back after intermissions? Not just the ponds folded over clean but everything. parks rooms dreams: hospital-cornered done.

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YOU’RE GETTING UNIQUE TREATMENT you deserve it & you’re getting it she says, the woman professor: Got it. I catch the iron snowball & run with it from the stony cold plains. The heron rounds in my dreams & slate-darkens. O mariner I remember the moment I lifted my foot the last time violets by Dürer blooming.

Lynn Strongin was born to chidlren of Eastern European Jewry, raised in an artistic atmosphere in New York. She contacted polio at the age of 12. Early piano studies led to later studies in writing. Worked for Denise Levertov, The Sixties, in Berkeley; moved to New Mexico 1971, received an NEA Creative Writing Grant and began publishing. She has seven books, and work in thirty anthologies and fifty journals. Moved to Canada in 1979. Lynn has appeared on-line as featured poet in New Works Review, The Drunken Boat, Avatar (Italy) StorySouth, Tryst.

She just had an anthology she edited accepted for publication by the University of Iowa Press, 2006. The Sorrow Psalms: A Book of Twentieth Century Elegy.

See Lynn's work online.

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