Peter Gizzi

Peter Gizzi’s collections of poetry include Some Values of Landscape and Weather, Artificial Heart and Periplum and Other Poems. His new collection, The Outernationale, will be published this spring.

Two Poems

Peter Gizzi, 25 January 2007

Wintry Mix

The 6 a.m. January encaustic clouds are built in a waxy gray putty whizzing by with spots of luminous silvery crack-o’-the-world light coming through, an eerie end-o’-the-world feeling yet reassuring like an old movie. Do I really have to go out there? Now a hint of muted salmon tones breaking a warmish band of welcoming pinkish light. Is it like this every morning? My...

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