In this dream nothing happens by Mark Statman

             
                                                 for Ilhan Sami Çomak
  
  
 no pointless wars of the heart
 though Jupiter and Saturn 
 have been that close in the early
 evening sky the waves
 continue their rock and roll there’s
 memory voices faces
 the past on its own arc and the
 present arc a rolling curve
  
 nothing in the
 dream nothing but a
 weaving music sometimes violin
 and strings sometimes brass and
 voice and those ocean
 waves it may be just the
 radio (music) it may 
 just be beach the
 dream disappearing in the 
 dawn and with that the remaining
 sleep 

Mark Statman is the author of four poetry collections, most recently That Train Again (2015) and A Map of the Winds (2013). He is the translator of Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of José María Hinojosa (2012)and Never Made in America: Selected Poems of Martín Barea Mattos (2017), andcotranslator of Garcia Lorca’s  Poet in New York (2007, with Pablo Medina). Statman has also written extensively on teaching creative writing, including Listener in the Snow: The Practice and Teaching of Poetry (2000) and The Alphabet of the Trees: A Guide to Nature Writing (2007, with Christian McEwen). (Source: Poetry Foundation)

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