Halcyon days 2016 issue 3

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In Dismal Forests By Frank Light __ ____ ________ ____________ Pines are evergreen. Their leaves forever grow Prickly lithe and lean. A brown quilt warms their toes. ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ **********************************

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Frank Light has wor ked, in jobs most r elevant to this poem, as a for est fir efighter in Washington state and as a whitewater river guide in Colorado. Now writing his way through retirement, he and his wife still find time to go for hikes, most recently in Ireland. Literary journals have published a number of his poems and essays, many of the latter from an unpublished memoir titled Adjust to Dust: On the Backroads of Southern A fghanistan.

red tractor By Ion Corcos loose grass torn from fields withers on rusted prongs; the idle plough stopped outside a shop beside the parched canal.

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Ion Corcos has been published in Axolotl, Bitterzoet, Every Writer and Ishaan Literary Review. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Ion is currently travelling indefinitely with his partner, Lisa. He is also working on his first poetry collection, Like Clouds, and a chapbook inspired by Greece. Ion’s website is www.ioncorcos.wordpress.com. Halcyon Days - 2016 Issue 3 | 14