The bad little brother of the Aurorean

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[one_half last=”yes” class=”” id=””]FALL 2016[/one_half]

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A Boston Beat

A Boston Beat poet
cooped up all winter
like a canary
from a runaway cage
tired of TV. screens
and faded old films
clouded over
his bloodshot eyes
wanting a red French wine
takes out his sax
to play riffs along Charles
as a former student eyes me
near the rocky shore
mentions his acid weekend trip
terrorized from a water bed
abandoned from home
and his made his mind up
shows me his balancing act
in his disturbed universe
by throwing a football
from the Patriots
telling him a Chinese proverb,
“Tension is who you think
you should be, relaxation
is who you are.”

 

Proust and Vermeer

In a precious enlightenment
from the sun at Delft
our mind pulls back
from a canal of time
brighter than a memory
with a Dutch master
and French novelist
drinking from a Chinese tea glass
with a fresh madeleine
met with yellow reflections
from the windows
remembered of a still life
in a lemony sprinkled moment.


Bio

[highlight color=”” rounded=”no” class=”” id=””]B.Z. Niditch[/highlight] is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher. His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including: Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Art; The Literary Review; Denver Quarterly; Hawaii Review; Le Guepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest); Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner, among others.