Karen George

pollen glasses dark
rust shimmers the universe
lies charcoal the nest

A found poem composed from Tomas Tranströmer's poem "Morning Bird Songs," as translated by Robert Bly.

Karen George is author of the poetry collection Swim Your Way Back (Dos Madres Press, 2014), and four chapbooks, most recently The Fire Circle (Blue Lyra Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in America, Adirondack Review, Naugatuck River Review, Louisville Review and Still. She reviews poetry and interviews poets at Poetry Matters and is co-founder and fiction editor of Waypoints.


  1. Incredible! A wonderful, compact poem, linking the world/nature to this new change in command.

  2. Dawn McGuire says:

    This is gorgeous. Knockout last line!

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