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Hours of a Cruel Day






Hours of a Cruel Day




In a rose colored twilight
The comforting songs
of Velvety birds as
tranquil as a dream
suspended in a
Dewy atmosphere
forms Memories
in my mind
that Conceal
the clamorous
hours of a cruel day.




James G. Piatt



Dr. Piatt’s poetry collections include “The Silent Pond,” “Ancient Rhythms,” and “Light.” His poem “Teach Me,” was the poem of the year at Long Story Short, and many of his poems have been featured as ‘poems of the month’ in numerous magazines, including Poetry Poetics Pleasure. He has several poems nominated for both Pushcart, and Best of Web awards. He earned his BS and MA from California State Polytechnic University, and his doctorate from BYU.
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