Spring 1991 • Vol. XIII No. 2 Poetry |

Last Bard in Wales

(after a painting in the exhibit, "Wordsworth and the age of English Romanticism") Now what I want to know is how this old man with hair in his eyes and white samitewhipping around him managed x-number feetabove sea level if a goat couldn't've held out because loose boulders would've rolledat first hoof-strike and carrying a great gold harp like Boston Pops or heaven not a few catgut strings across a turtle shell. Two pinnacles down the tyrant's mastiffsstrain at leashes keeping the throat safethat suddenly might sing to them growling the radiant bozo hasn't the decency to feara world infrequently here enough or we're apart from it but in any case not for long.

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Lee Harlin Bahan is a poet and translator with a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University of Bloomington. Notes to Sing was published in 2016 by Finishing Line Press. Her chapbook Migration Solo won the first Indiana Poetry Chapbook Contest and was published in 1989 by the Writers’ Center Press of Indianapolis.

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