Magazine October 1, 2018, Issue

Poetry

(Toby Melville/Reuters)

CLOUD BANK OVER BROKEN ARROW

Rolling from silver-blue, round powdered edges
Outside to in, overshadowing hedges

Etched on the daisy-buff fluff of the prairie,
See it appear, unashamedly airy!

Blocking the sun with one corner, impeding
Glare like a Sky Spirit’s bended arm, speeding

In no way, but glimpsed from the interstate, level
Muscular shoulder defying the Devil.

Cumulus Watcher, from Mingo Road, study
Sober, long-suffering, crimson and ruddy,

Stoic, unmovable, brave, bronze, aloof
How this dough rises on each vaulted roof.

Grandfather Sun, through the eyes of the East,
Watches, himself, while it grows without yeast.

Scan the horizon beneath ita tunnel
Paler in hue, horizontal white funnel

Traveling under with sheep of its own,
Not to leave, billowed above it, alone

Something so dignified, formal and grand
Journeying forth to the Radiant Land.

Lowering windows to smell the aroma
Buffeting through my revered Oklahoma,

Cherokee County is spreading its fingers
Upward in praise. The Creator’s light lingers!

Jennifer Reeser is the author of six books. Her most recent poetry collection is Indigenous (Able Muse Press, 2018).

In This Issue

Articles

In Defense of the Constitutional Order

Books, Arts & Manners

Sections

Letters

Letters

Kevin D. Williamson responds to a reader's thoughts on his article, “More Important than Motorcycles.”
The Week

The Week

This just in: Cory Booker says he took an extra packet of sugar at the diner this morning -- and he’d do it again!

Most Popular

Media

Martha McSally’s Blasphemy

As I note in my New York Post piece today, I don’t believe that Martha McSally, who is serving her first term in the Senate after being appointed to take John McCain’s seat, is going to be helped much by accusing CNN’s Manu Raju of being a “hack.” Attacking the press might be an effective way to excite ... Read More
Media

Martha McSally’s Blasphemy

As I note in my New York Post piece today, I don’t believe that Martha McSally, who is serving her first term in the Senate after being appointed to take John McCain’s seat, is going to be helped much by accusing CNN’s Manu Raju of being a “hack.” Attacking the press might be an effective way to excite ... Read More
Elections

Lying Liz

Ever since she began explaining how her Medicare for all plan would be funded, and how she would pass it, Elizabeth Warren has been sinking. Ahead of last week’s debate, her camp leaked a story that her friend Bernie Sanders met with her in 2018 to discuss plans for 2020, and that at this meeting, Sanders had ... Read More
Elections

Lying Liz

Ever since she began explaining how her Medicare for all plan would be funded, and how she would pass it, Elizabeth Warren has been sinking. Ahead of last week’s debate, her camp leaked a story that her friend Bernie Sanders met with her in 2018 to discuss plans for 2020, and that at this meeting, Sanders had ... Read More

People Make New Orleans

I had my first taste of southern hospitality the day I moved to New York. A young woman from New Orleans, whom I had met only briefly over Skype (she had advertised a room in the Bronx, though I preferred a room in Manhattan), had asked if anyone would be picking me up from the airport. No, I told her. I didn’t ... Read More

People Make New Orleans

I had my first taste of southern hospitality the day I moved to New York. A young woman from New Orleans, whom I had met only briefly over Skype (she had advertised a room in the Bronx, though I preferred a room in Manhattan), had asked if anyone would be picking me up from the airport. No, I told her. I didn’t ... Read More
White House

The GAO’s Report

The Government Accountability Office issued a short report yesterday concluding that the administration had broken the law in freezing aid to Ukraine last summer. A common response from the president’s defenders has been that the GAO has found such violations of the law on many occasions, and the press did not ... Read More
White House

The GAO’s Report

The Government Accountability Office issued a short report yesterday concluding that the administration had broken the law in freezing aid to Ukraine last summer. A common response from the president’s defenders has been that the GAO has found such violations of the law on many occasions, and the press did not ... Read More