Gingerbread House Lit Mag

Along the Curonian Spit

I find warmth
between the pines
of two countries
past the forgotten
wooden rake
and shattered granite
sundial.

The trail stretches
along the spit
shedding light by light
dark into darkness.
Devil’s oak carvings
fill Raganų Kalnas
one for each hour

of many days.

Children
slide down my tongue
stepping on the stairs
of my teeth,
exhausted they follow
under the gateway.

Dance
but do not step
on my shoes or
look for my feet.
How I miss my toes!
It’s midnight
my carriage waits
and the rooster moans.

Clarissa Jakobsons


Artist, poet, instructor, Clarissa Jakobsons was twice featured poet at The Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore, in Paris. She also won first place at the Akron Art Museum New Words Competition. Sample publications include: Glint Literary Journal, Hawaii Pacific Review, Lake, Ruminate, Tower Magazine, and Qarrtsiluni. Recently, she conducted an ekphrastic poetry workshop at the Cleveland Museum of Art sponsored by the Ohio Poetry Association. Her solo exhibition at Western Reserve Academy Moos Gallery, Hudson, Ohio combined artist books, poems, and oil paintings. Recently she enjoyed an artist residency at the Fine Arts Work Center, in Provincetown.

Artwork: Thomas Dodd, Mummer
Websitehttp://www.thomasdodd.com/

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