Patchwork # 5 (Gathered Lines) by Kitty Jospe

Dignity, please be magnanimous

all bright light and black wings,

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

while around us the wind gathers the how of the rain like this ////////////

KittyKitty Jospe, aka Catherine in French, Kathryn in English, can be found framed by a moontree, looking down from the top of a twin oak, up at a 14,000 foot alp, holding the hand of a child as she leads a tour in the art museum, or telling stories with her hands to bring art and word alive. The pieces submitted for “fragments” reflect a playful side, where she sings rather than talks, dances rather than walks and celebrates light. As Mother, her kids remember her playing Bartok “Horses” on the piano for “galloping time” and taking care of beagles. BA, MA French Literature; MFA poetry. Published in Nimrod, Centrifugal Eye, Grasslimb, Liberty’s Vigil, local Chapbooks and anthologies. First book, Cadences (Foothills); forthcoming, Mosaicq (Finishing Line Press: semi-finalist for 2012 Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition)

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