FALL 2007


FALL 2007

Fred Ferraris


A lightning-struck acacia outside an old hotel
A garden with sobbing vines
A shattered bowl in a potter's field
A boiling river of cool dark stones
A sideways glance at a dissipated trumpet
A tarnished canary with impolite songs
A sideboard for storing the same old suet
A disfigured Russian cosmonaut
A curve without a cause
A luxury tax ignoring the obvious
A penis, mechanically enlarged, molded in the shape of a one ton pickup
A soundproofed room that groans in its sleep
A burned flower with blackened roots, easy terms, no money down
A politically charged smoke alarm with automatic bad advice
A case of discontinued genera and overstocked species
A blood sport anthem with flaking trim
A license to carry a concealed feeding tube
A night spent arguing with the oven and losing
A gnomic bellhop at the old hotel
A cocoon a coda a catch

FRED FERRARIS' work has appeared most recently or is forthcoming in: The Cafe Irreal, Caveat Lector, Cold Mountain Review, Diner, Heaven Bone, Mad Blood, Midway Review, Yalobusha Review; also in the chapbooks Marpa Point (Blackberry Books, 76) and The Durango Chronicles, Part One (Blue Marmot Press, 04), a full length book, Older Than Rain: Early & Recent Poems (Selva Editions, 77) and an anthology, Prayers For A Thousand Years (HarperSanFrancisco, 99).




Poetrybay seeks fine poetry, reviews, commentary and essays without restriction in form or content, and reserves first electronic copyright to all work published. All rights to published work revert to the author following publication. All Email submissions should be in body of email text.

To submit poems write to:

PO Box 114 
Northport NY 11768
or email us at 

send comments to info@poetrybay.com

first electronic copyright 2004 poetrybay. 
all rights revert to authors

website comments to dpb@islandguide.com