A Poem by Cory Barrett



i saw you unhinging a corner

a silt dress hanging down

separation from a shortcut

cutting through flooded ground


i saw you in the shower

banks and cattail well read

meandering in pink precision

veiled in fog crowning head


i saw you in the morning

sashed in woolly liquid regrets

hard cupped in rainy day dreams

riverboat captains won't forget


© 2016 Cory Barrett

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extremely amazing ..the picture of oxbow gets clear when i read each line ,, the repetition was icing on the cake;;;
enjoyed reading it...peace out ... keep smiling :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Anchors away my friend very well written.

Posted 1 Year Ago

A thoughtful and great work... worth appreciating

Posted 1 Year Ago

Amazing write and thank you for sharing this.

Well done

Posted 1 Year Ago

Damn Cory! This one has my mind racing...dana

Posted 1 Year Ago

oh! golden & ethereal movement.
this is beautiful work.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Intelligent metaphor that stirs the reader's imagination and can send it in many possible directions. Unfortunately I took a long time to respond to your RR, but this is very worthwhile reading. Great writing and bravo!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Really like this, a real cracker of a poem, original, interesting extended metaphor full of quality. Great.

Posted 1 Year Ago

love this Cory ..better with each read .. oxbows are something that stuck with me since grade school when we learned about them .. i still feel the magic of how they form ... applied to the heart and soul they are a living testament to time worn love ... changing one forever ... now the island exists and for sure that Captain can not forget .. really enjoyed this river ride Cory .. nice one!

Posted 1 Year Ago

So this is the famous 'Oxbowed' eh Cory. I have heard much abou this one of yours and i have to say it has not been found wanting. You pen goes from strength to strength my friend. Long may it continue. A piece de resistance !!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Cory Barrett

1 Year Ago

Anto, I think your pulling my chain a bit. I don't think there is much talk of my poems here. But, .. read more

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Added on January 12, 2016
Last Updated on January 16, 2016


Cory Barrett
Cory Barrett

Kalamazoo, MI

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