Recreation

cracked open
the surface
tension of things

in the shade of
the world tree
here at the self-
designated
center of
the cosmos

bird – sky
spread in a wide-
embracing ecstatic
dance over the
mouth of the earth

fasting into trances
you are my axis

my shadow low beside me
my conch shell horn
my hollow reed flute
thru which my song flies

my heart beats
my gut pushes up my
lungs & air comes up
through my throat

the rabbit I eat
helps me dart & run
& blend in w/
my surroundings

the bird I eat
lightens me and swims
dives deeply into
my reliable wells

John Landry

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About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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