Poem of the Month

Each month Ancient Eagle Press offers a poem appropriate to the season or the mood of our editorial staff.   Poems may be new or drawn from existing AEP editions.

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December 2017

December already?  What happened to November?  For us at AEP, our monthly attention to all things literary fell victim to our relocation timeline.  For those disappointed by the absence of a November Poem of the Month, my apologies.  We have now relocated; two weeks in the new place have  passed.  Five months of renovation complete with a few details to be wrapped up within the week, we are now living with boxes and loving it.  The best part?  Undecided as yet, but a contender must be the spectacle of sunrise from our upper floor, just at treetop level  Best wake-up ever!  

The writers, editors, staff, faculty, dishwashers and arborists at AEP wish you and your loved ones a holiday season filled with friends, family, and joy.


  To the east, dusky rose separates black from grey.
  The lake, echoing the ashen northern sky,
  Exhales a blanket along the shore,
  Turning deer into ghosts.

  Soon the dog and I will shake off our warmth,
  And blend our own breath with the fog, 
  But for now I take joy in the dawn
  Glowing amber, streaked with gold.

  The sun’s fiery pate peeks over the horizon,
  And into my bedroom window,
  Then turns to the task of painting the sky
  Bright mustard, fading to blue.

  We venture into the morning calm,
  To the call of the wren,
  The exaltation of geese, and 
  The sound of our footsteps on the earth.

  Lee Alloway


  October 2017 -- Night Watch

  September 2017 -- The Princess

  August 2017 - Pelham

  July 2017 --  Siena

  June 2017 -- Loyal, Straight, and True

  May 2017 --  A Thousand Flowers

  April 2017 -- Oboe Rap

  March 2017 - March Madness

  February 2017 -- The Cost of Doing Business

  January 2017 -- Reflection at a Winter Window

  December 2016 -- The Creation

  November 2016 -- Hemolymph Moon

  October 2016 -- Vortex

  September 2016 -- Do You?

  August 2016 -- Sailing
  July 2016 --  Mulberries
  June 2016 -- Off Tucker Point
  May 2016 -- Unforgettable
  April 2016 -- At Night She Cries

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