Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

Rimbaud

Anthony Purdy

deadnettle

                        let us call them
                        white flowers calumniate
                        words these hedgerows
                        of his twilight summer world

umbels

                        where yesterday parsley
                        already
                        in the garden – smell!
                        inflorescent in the lane
                        supporting skies soon no longer his ...

* poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.


Bio:

Anthony Purdy lives and writes in Nova Scotia. His publications include poems and stories in recent issues of Queen’s Quarterly, as well as poems in the Goose, the Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, and the Dalhousie Review.

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