Tag Archives: Katherine Gekker

Childhood Poem III

This poem was published in a limited edition book, “Childhood Poems,” in 1975. It is the first poem of mine that I remember liking. I wrote it when I was in my late teens. When I was a child I … Continue reading

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Always in the Black

Does the music take you back? Deep into the tunnel, Can you see the next rung? Past layered fishes scattered flat dinosaurs tar pit babies. Before we lose the rhythm. (John Henry swings the hammer/ takes you six feet down) … Continue reading

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Separating the Immutable

Winter at the shore and the sun disdains us, suspended high and immobile while an old man leans against a brick wall, away from the wind, his green jacket tans brown at its neck and its wrists. And waves aloof … Continue reading

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Make Them Look Alive

(This is a work poem. I owned a printing company, and “Make Them Look Alive” is based, somewhat loosely, on a pressroom accident. The artwork is by Judy Kirpich, who created this quilt based on the “H” in the company’s … Continue reading

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Chasing the Moon Down

Carson Cooman used the four poems of “Chasing the Moon Down” as text for music for medium low voice, trumpet and piano. Fabrik Musical Publications is the publisher of the score. A cd, “Rising at Dawn,” includes this piece and … Continue reading

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Ice Waterfall

The dog’s been underfoot all day, you say. You two need a walk Banished, the dog and I hike toward the river away from the wind away from yesterday’s phone call No one else is out Above us, the waterfalls … Continue reading

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… to cast a shadow again

(Composer Eric Ewazen used the eight poems of “… to cast a shadow again” as text for music for medium low voice, trumpet and piano. Well Tempered Productions released this music on the cd entitled “Chamber Music of Eric Ewazen,” … Continue reading

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