Best Poem of Quentin Kirk

Standing Close Together
Standing Close Together

Our families visited occasionally
at their Amish home.
Children played together
She, slender, deeply cheerful, smiling eyes,
made everything in this clash of cultures seem

One visit I showed her a photo
an accidentally artistic double exposure of my . . .
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Stopping In The Rain
Stopping in the Rain
for Marie-Eve Leclere and her mission

Winding roads, giant mountains,
each a rainy season, blue-green.
Weeds flowering so modestly, so proudly,
spots of tiny villages.

With moving beautiful brown people
each with some, for the moment,
plan in mind.
Indian . . .
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