Poems and Petals

I placed several of the petals
between the pages of
Favorite Love Poems of All Time

To get the pressing affect
I stacked on it Rosen’s
Scientific Explorations: The
World Through a Microscope
One-thousand and eighty pages

Then for more weight I added
Michaelson’s Worlds of Our
Greatest Composers
Eight-hundred and seventy pages
Weight enough I would say

Now I wait seven days
then release the science
and the music to get to
what’s left – the
poems and the petals

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Bill McCloud

Bill McCloud, a three-time Teacher of the Year, has been teaching American history since 1974. His new book, The Smell of the Light: Vietnam, 1968-1969, published by the Balkan Press, consists of 107 poems that take the reader, chronologically, through his year in Vietnam. David Willson, poetry editor of the VVA Veteran says the poems rank “right at the top of the heap” of Vietnam War poetry. Dr. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, the current poet laureate of Oklahoma, calls the book “necessary reading.”

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