CONTENTS

BLOOD ORANGES

ORCHIDS

WE DRINK GINGER TEA

STRAWBERRIES AND FIGS

SNOW WRITING

WHITE ON WHITE

NEW YEAR'S EVE

I AM YOUR BLOOD ORANGE

MOON ICE

POMEGRANATE

BURMA

HUNTING FOR TRILLIUMS

EXCAVATION

ECLIPSE

EGYPT

ORCHIDS ON THE WALL

HUMMINGBIRDS

ONCE I WAS A TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRL

A POEM FOR MARGARET

BIG RED APPLES

VIEW FROM THE FRUIT BOWL

WINTER PRINT

CATCHING SNOWFLAKES

HUMMINGBIRD

Acknowledgements

Friday Circle Home

Blood Orange

Poems by Amanda Charlotte Earl

HUMMINGBIRDS

WINTER PRINT

morning aquatints
a January monochrome

wind-etched,
the snow
becomes an intaglio

the spruce
is stippled
with ice

a night-heron
stretches its frozen
beak

and cracks
the day open
with song
 

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