Four Poems


Marcia Arrieta





the hourglass sprouts wings



I dreamt the sky.  I dreamt Athena’s owl.

shards of glass scattered by the river after rain.


pages of poems.  old sunflowers.  red kimonos.


I dreamt the coyote.  I dreamt the cross.

an end to the chaos of the world.






in the archives



the wild green parrots

awake her








while in the labyrinth

an exhibit:

a letter. a painting.

a branch. a poem


where flowers

cast/cut from steel

hang from the oak






winter to spring—



zero the back pages the forms cut splintered

planted the garden earth after rain idealized

the moments out of shadow nothing really extend

the architecture of birds a sun a word a wand

examine the windows the placement of the door

because the spiral is a circle the sand warm

the hill a postcard before erosion






out of nothingness



a red geranium


a blue boat


a golden door








Marcia Arrieta’s work has appeared in Barrow Street, Osiris, Word/For Word and Conjunctions Online.  She is the author of two poetry collections, archipelago counterpoint (BlazeVOX) and triskelion, tiger moth, tangram, thyme (Otoliths), and a third chapbook, thimbles, threads (Dancing Girl).  She edits and publishes Indefinite Space—a poetry/art journal.