Land Above the Trees



“WE ARE THE FORMS, THE WRY AND AWRY.  TELL ME THIS AND I WILL TELL YOU ANOTHER.  NO ARGUMENT.  LET ME PRESS MY HAND YET ANOTHER TIME WHERE THE HEART THUMPS.”


--From The Land Above the Trees

Called by the author, “my metaphysical erotic place poem”, The Land Above the Trees was written during an extended stay in Alaska (one of Alaska’s native names being “the land above the trees”).  There, in relative solitude but for the company of nature’s beauty and the ever-present surrounding wildlife, divine, human and animal forms commingled indistinguishably.

This ten-part prose poem, joined by two other prose poems written at the same time, has served as a “calling card,” an introduction to Philos Press.