A Poem By John Freeman

On Love

If wind asked permission
we might wait and listen
as if night stopped its blue
curtain and wheat bent without scattering
its hope of what happens in the dark,

and happens by accident.

John Freeman is the editor of the literary biannual Freeman’s and author of several books. Maps, his debut poetry collection, will be published in the fall by Copper Canyon.

The Poetry Section is edited by Mark Bibbins.