The Natural World by Judy Kronenfeld

Ten Most Read Poets – North of Oxford 2019

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The following is a list of the most read poets published by North of Oxford by reader views between December 2018 to December 2019.

jon

i was the night by Jonathan Hine

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/07/15/i-was-the-night-by-jonathan-hine/

douggg

Obit by Doug Holder

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/obit-by-doug-holder/

bryon

2 Poems by Byron Beynon

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/2-poems-by-byron-beynon/

Akshaya

2 Poems by Akshaya Pawaskar

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-akshaya-pawaskar/

judy

The Natural World by Judy Kronenfeld

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/the-natural-world-by-judy-kronenfeld/

nasim

2 Poems by Nasim Basiri

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-nasim-basiri/

hiram

Tin Roof by Hiram Larew

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/tin-roof-by-hiram-larew/

1.M.Campbell.photo2

Tell Them You Invited Me by Margaret A. Campbell

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/tell-them-you-invited-me-by-margaret-a-campbell/

JC Todd headshot (1)

2 Poems by J.C. Todd

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/2-poems-by-j-c-todd/

tim

America by Tim Suermondt

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/america-by-tim-suermondt/

Most Read Poets January 1st to June 1st

We are pleased to share our top twelve most read poets between January 1st and June 1st of this year.

judy

The Natural World by Judy Kronenfeld

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/the-natural-world-by-judy-kronenfeld/

1.M.Campbell.photo2

Tell Them You Invited Me by Margaret A. Campbell

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/tell-them-you-invited-me-by-margaret-a-campbell/

nasim

2 Poems by Nasim Basiri

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-nasim-basiri/

JC Todd headshot (1)

2 Poems by J.C. Todd

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/2-poems-by-j-c-todd/

Akshaya

2 Poems by Akshaya Pawaskar

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-akshaya-pawaskar/

Byron Beynon 2014

2 Poems by Byron Beynon

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/2-poems-by-byron-beynon/

Louis Gallo

Old Bones by Lou Gallo

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/old-bones-by-lou-gallo/

charles

Alexander Pushkin Dies in a Duel by Charles Rammelkamp

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/alexander-pushkin-dies-in-a-duel-by-charles-rammelkamp/

Stephen Page phot with muse (1)

Ally, aka Advisor Resigns by Stephen Page

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/ally-aka-advisor-resigns-by-stephen-page/

Writer's Photograph (1)

2 Poems by Arlyn LaBelle

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/2-poems-by-arlyn-labelle/

boski

A Man Like Her Father By David Boski

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/a-man-like-her-father-by-david-boski/

frank

Reprise by Frank Wilson

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/reprise-by-frank-wilson/

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The Natural World by Judy Kronenfeld

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The Natural World
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                        for DNK
.
A full North moon
glides up behind my shoulders
over the black lake
on which I dream I am rowing
whose shores are covered
in crusted snow—
like a radiant beneficence,
regal in beaten gold,
immense,
a powerful friend
who understands the comforts
of wordless closeness.
.
It silently swings
a censer of sheen,
flings purse after purse
of spangles and gleams.
And my oars drip gold
as I raise them to rest,
the gunnels drop stars
as the boat bobs
in the swells. How the liquid dark
spills awake, as if
warmed from within!
.
But my stark heart—even in
this dream brooding
on your frightening diagnosis—shivers
in my chest, and my cold hands unfold
only helplessness.
.
judy
Judy Kronenfeld’s most recent books of poetry are Bird Flying through the Banquet (FutureCycle, 2017), Shimmer (WordTech, 2012), and Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths, 2nd edition (Antrim House, 2012)—winner of the 2007 Litchfield Review Poetry Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, DMQ Review, Ghost Town,  North of Oxford, Pedestal, Rattle, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, among other journals, and in two dozen anthologies. She is Lecturer Emerita, Creative Writing, UC Riverside, and an Associate Editor of Poemeleon.