From the Train Going Home

by Donal Mahoney

As we roar over and by
the oaks are as still
as the snow they surround

Only the swans
on the pond
are moving

Then from an oak
a buckshot of crow
cawing and leaving

Donal Mahoney has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press, McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing), and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had poems published or scheduled in The Wisconsin Review, Revival (Ireland), The Kansas Quarterly, The Istanbul Review (Turkey), The South Carolina Review, Decanto (England), Commonweal, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Public Republic (Bulgaria), The Christian Science Monitor, The Davidson Miscellany, The Goddard Journal, The Pembroke Magazine, The Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine and other publications.

Back to Issue Two: Winter 2009