Window with 4 Panes


By David Appelbaum

Subjects: Poetry
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9781930337381, 78 pages, August 2010

Table of contents

Cut at the edge

In the courtyard
Naïve intent
Transmission of light outside tradition
Cupping glass
While at work
Trey for a hand
In now wise: a memoriam
Drank drop
Count the cracks
Things forbidden to say
Fortune cookie
Elegy for Minerva
Dark web above a steel roof
The narrows
Cobbler’s wheels
The garden
Party debris
Canis major
Silver broadloom

From below
The carrion eaters
The beach
Low mass at dusk
The first language
Ad for a chaise
An empty rim
Country ride: sedan
After the race
First intentional septet


The ambiguity of snow
Quartet in five parts
Live overhead
Epistle from a nun


The ambiguity of snow

Dog wishes, buried
in squinty sun
may never sprout

deeper dreads down
under may deface
even terror's stun gun
before bright dawn

pours on white cloth
buffered over white
strain and shows no
blood on the collar—

but the dead ground,
bone's crypt, dazzles,
unwinds a drape to hide
a corpse stuffed in.

"Appelbaum, whom we must thank for his work at New Paltz's Codhill Press as well as for his poetry, acquits himself well, writing of big topics with a light hand using a spare, short line. " -- Chronogram