Measureless Silence by Christine Mulvey


Cris Mulvey, the grand prize winner of our most recent North Street Book Prize, has just released her second chapbook of poetry with Finishing Line Press. She writes, “It is called Measureless Silence and brings together a collection of my poems about the Wild and the West.” Proceeds from the sale of the book will be offered to the Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance, which works to protect and steward the lands, water, and wildlife of the Badger-Two Medicine, Glacier National Park, and surrounding areas of Montana.

Walking onto the frozen lake
beneath these chiseled mountains,
snow puff-powdering the purple air,
ravens rustling by carrying light
like a drink in the curve of their backs,
the ragged cry of their cackling
deepening the thrum of silence:
I am a pine seed stuttering
onto a stainless platter,
the air around me
the color of bluebirds’ feathers
twirling into an ocean of sky.

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