“Stagehand” and other poems by Jade Riordan




Old Ink

A glass mountain 
to sip from the laments
lost deep in the earth

A ladder to climb
home again

A heap of gold		
en years
through which 
the light 	shone in

O see 
the open window	
      rot	
           hurt		
                   ribbon
of all that had happened

O 
rejoice still	

We have lived


The above poem is an erasure of Margaret Hunt’s 1884 translation 
of “Old Rinkrank” from Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm.




Mint Family

The summer blossoms
with fields of French lavender—
dress in perfumed air.




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Stagehand and other poems © Jade Riordan