FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: Nicolas Destino


ELATION CELL
by NICOLAS DESTINO

Miraculous to be part of the snow globe with the penguins
on the icebergs and the icebergs with the cold shock
and miraculous to be inside the dome with the curvature
of the dome and the penguins’ heads and the cold shock
far from the city where this is not taking place and to be
apart from the towers and a part of interiors with the curve
of the moon made from clay.


 

“Elation Cell” reprinted with permission from Nicolas Destino. Poem also appeared in Requited.

NICOLAS DESTINO’s past publications appear in The American Poetry Journal, Requited, Broadsided Press, The Pitkin Review, and as one co-authored book of poetry through First Intensity Press. He will receive an MFA in creative writing through Goddard College in January, 2011. He’s a Buffalo, NY native currently living in Jersey City,
NJ, where he teaches and performs violin.

Want to read more by and about Nicolas Destino?
Verse Daily
SPD Books
Requited

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One Response to FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: Nicolas Destino

  1. Sivan Butler-Rotholz says:

    He lives in Jersey City?! He’s my neighbor! You should send us out to coffee together to talk poetry shop!

    I particularly love the beginning and the ending – being dropped into the snow globe with the word “miraculous” and ending with “the curve of the moon made from clay.” And the movement in-between is great as well – sort of like dance steps or a drum beat. I do like it very much.

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