Poetry / Poets

Open to the Sky by Anne Britting Oleson

If it were to rain:

to the southwest, clouds frown

in disapproval (as if it truly mattered),

encroaching on the brilliance

of this diamond-precious afternoon.

The empty threat of distant thunder

is brushed away with a hand raised

into the thickening air.

If it were to rain, I would still

lie here, open to the sky.

Each drop would sizzle on my skin.



3 thoughts on “Open to the Sky by Anne Britting Oleson

  1. Anne Britting Oleson has been published widely in the US, UK and Canada. She earned her MFA at the Stonecoast program of USM. She has published two chapbooks, The Church of St. Materiana (2007) and The Beauty of It (2010). Another book, Counting the Days, is scheduled for release next year.

  2. A gamble with torpidity in which the poet wins both ways. Beautiful phraseology, imagery and suitably languid rhythm. I enjoyed this brief, sensuous pause to my day – thank you and well done.

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