FALL 2009

ML Liebler


I am the brown earth
Of northern California
Asleep under the hot sun
Soil between the almond trees
And the avocado bushes.

I shadow the wind
Deep into canyons
Where the northern heat
Is a million poems.

I call upon the rain
And the lowly winds
To be bound by the words
Of love that hide in
The lonely heart and
Behind the sad eyes
Of this land.

M.L. Liebler is the author of the recent Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream (Wayne State University Press). He is the founding director of Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers Literary Organization, and he has taught English, American Studies and Labor Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit since 1980. He is the Poet Laureate of St. Clair Shores, Michigan. www.mlliebler.com



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