with blossom peering oh just so in careful glass
or tissue to hold perfected shapes, while mine
fresh from wet fields all bunched and wild
in my hand and even still with sun’s glance,
we lift our faces upward yet and dare a smile.
George Perreault’s most recent collection of poetry is Bodark County, featuring poems in the voices of characters living on the Llano Estacado. He has received a fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council and an award from the Washington Poets Association, was a finalist for the Backwaters Prize, and has served as a visiting writer in New Mexico, Montana, and Utah. His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and selected for nine anthologies and dozens of magazines; recent work can be found in The American Journal of Poetry; High Desert Journal; Weber – The Contemporary West; San Pedro River Review; Gravel; and Sleet.