Dawn V. Randall
At the airport hot chocolate burns the tired woman her friend cries
Street lights dim wind moans through white birches another cat cries
Families tell stories in home in trailers in tents singing as water rises
Old man listens to deaf composer’s symphony knowing fretful old man cries
Delivery truck overturns onions and red cabbages escape rolling onto highway
Unaffordable new drugs hopeful with mysterious toxins woman’s pain continues sister cries
Story tells of real job shortage no one laughs or plays harmonica rent must be paid
Monotonous rain gully washes mudslides child runs child falls he cries
Executioner has no face chosen for his detachment work without emotion
Tear from eagle’s eye sullied with shame for beloved homeland one nation cries
Danger no trespassing third rail of subway track English sparrow pecks trash
Six pomegranate seeds six months each of light then darkness answers Mothers’ cries.
DAWN V. RANDALL is a graduate of the Mass College of Art and is an Artist, Poet and Art Educator. Through her studio friendships she was introduced to “The Monday Night Poets" and worked with this group for a number of years in the Boston area. It was this group that introduced Dawn to the form of poetry known as the ghazal. Dawn found that the ghazal was a natural extension of her painting, with suggestions of movement through time.