New Poetry Winter 2004-05

She follows the sound of a waterfall
down through the redwoods
to a stone bowl

where the stream gathers
before leaping.

Spinning there in the spool, a snake
with tail in its mouth.
As the hooped form turns, it twists: green
above, orange below.

She has found a wedding ring

binding eternity
with time.


James BertolinoJames Bertolino, Poet & Planetary Visionary

James Bertolino's poetry has been published in magazines, books, and anthologies internationally for almost 40 years, from "Drool" published in 1968 to his most recent, "Pocket Animals: 60 Poems" published in 2002 by Egress Studio Press. Check out his website to purchase his publications through Egress Studio Press and for more information and free beautiful poetry greeting cards that you can copy & print directly from his website. Read other poems James has kindly allowed us to print at Satya Center in the James Bertolino Archive.

(Photo by Jane Sherry and the photo of James, courtesy of the poet. All poems reprinted here with the kind permission of James Bertolino.)


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