Chrysanthemum Moon by Gerry Grubbs


These small pieces are meant to be savored, to be chewed slowly one syllable at a time, swallowed and digested, metabolized and in time they should provide nourishment and comfort.

Like moonlight and flowers they are already in you. Like moonlight and flowers they manifest when they will to those who can see them. Like moonlight and flowers there is a wavering sense of impermanence which adds to their lustrous beauty.

I have many teachers who I have not named, friends and poets who have helped me understand who I am, who we are.

The darkness here is all mine. The light is a reflection of my teachers. They have planted their word seeds; they have watered the stony ground inside with those same words and have enabled this emergent heart to flourish. Those buds opening now, that is the result of the work of my teachers.


  • Kind: Perfectbound
  • Pages: 76
  • Language: English
  • Date Published: March 2017
  • ISBN: 978-1-939929-75-4


Geese call above the pines
Or is this a spring I remember
From long ago


Gerry GrubbsGerry Grubbs has four previous books from Dos Madres Press, Still Life, The Girls in Bright Dresses Dancing, The Hive, and The Palace of Flowers, as well as a book from Wordtech, Palaces of the Night. He has poems appearing or previously published in The Painted Bride Quarterly, Poet Lore, The Cream City Review, Laughing Dog, Mudfish and other small magazines. He has developed a unique approach to poetry workshops called Wordshop which he conducts through the year all across the country. He practices law in Cincinnati.

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Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .25 in