Richard Terrill

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Mon. Aug. 19th, 2019


Richard Terrill

In hindsight what you longed for / seems part of some canon, / items on a list everyone / was supposed to have wanted ...

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019

Miles Davis Plays “Stella by Starlight”

by Richard Terrill

And why not, I say, on a rainy afternoon like this, / cold in the basement, too warm upstairs, / when his high notes cut like rays through cloudshine, / his mute another reason not to say anything ...

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019

Sheep Farm

Richard Terrill

My footsteps on dry grass // send them scattering, of one mind // and one body off-white, head to head ...

Fri. Mar. 10th, 2017

Lines Abandoned by My Students

by Richard Terrill

In their poems two things always happen at once: / a sigh as two memories intertwine, / or breath on cold window glass / while lovers lie on wrinkled sheets ...

Wed. Nov. 23rd, 2016

Next to Nothing

by Richard Terrill

it’s the thing I want second most / the house next to the empty lot / the driftwood shelter on the world’s last undeveloped beach / an efficiency apartment on the international space station ...

Wed. May. 7th, 2014

The Lesson

Richard Terrill

The horns I used to play in weekend bands / asleep in their closet cases, / my wife has started piano lessons / and practices daily with such joy / that she gives dedication a bad name.

Tue. Aug. 20th, 2013

The Possibility of Love

Richard Terrill

The possibility of love occurs to us like a new color, like the idea to write a letter, occurs like the morning of the accident.