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John Perlman
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About the Poet
John Perlman was born in '46 of the previous century. Moved with wife Jan from New York state to Delaware in '07 of the present epoque, to a sandy place under big pines and oaks, and near Herring Creek.

Author of some 22 books, chapbooks and ebooks, the first from Ohio State University Press in 1971. The latest are Samizdat Sanctus, from tel let press, and Idiolects of Silence, from Room Press.

Only Mountains

only
mountains
only sea our
childhood
on a flat land
landlocked
wholly equaled
our outlandish
dreams

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Black Duck Point

three
springs here
the Swainson's
thrushes that for
each May cloistered us
have not returned & we
contribute only whispered
keening to the nightfalls'
soughing pines

5/26/09

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Seagrass

seagrass
spun against
a footfall’s
dune

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In This Low Land

in this low land
of sand and
bramble
scandal
Japanese
cherry strewing
petals on a
daylong
seawind

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~ John Perlman
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