Carole Cohen will be a featured reader at Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Avenue, on Monday, March 30.
Also featured will be Robert Earlywine, and Mae Soule.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; admission is free.
Open-mic follows the featured readers.
Carole Cohen graduated from University of Missouri St. Louis, and was former poetry editor for Boulevard. Her poems have appeared in many magazines, among which are Cape Rock, Madison Review, Ascent, Sou’wester, Margie, and Spoon River Poetry Review. She has also had her Door poem series featured a the Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas, where artists interpreted her poems in mixed media. She has also appeared in several anthologies. She has published two books, Restless Beauty and The World Arranged.
Through the late afternoon fog,
I can see branches of trees
swaying, conducted by light breezes.
Thin, arthritic fingers
play clouds like a piano.
Falling leaves swirl,
musical notes fall gently,
calming the water.
A lake serene and intent
as an audience listening
to a Bach concerto, concentrating
on every note, absorbing
each fallen leaf onto its surface.
Night drops in, music fades out,
the concert over
until the next performance,
ushered in by the raucous calls
of morning herons.
-- Carole Cohen