Volume II, Issue IV Winter 2003


Old Barn

Doug Tanoury is primarily a poet of the Internet, with the majority of his work never leaving electronic form. His verse can be read at electronic magazines and journals across the world. Collections of poetry by Doug Tanoury can be found at Funky Dog Publishing and Athens Avenue. His most recent collection, 'Getting Religion', and other ebook collections of poetry by Doug Tanoury can be read and downloaded at The Poetry of Doug Tanoury. Doug grew up in Detroit, and still lives in the area.

Old Barn

Under the straightness
Of the nearby silo that is domed
Like an Orthodox cathedral

An old barn near the road
Leans twenty degrees
In a southern direction

A door hangs diagonal
Held in place
By one rusted hinge

Nothing is plumb but every
Line is bent by neglect
Twisted to dereliction

Soon it will go completely South
Its boards and beams like turkey bones
Left in a platter

Each window frames
A broken glass pane
That is a portal for swallows

Sunlight shines through wide
Seams between planks onto machinery
Painted red by rust

And sleeping in darkness
Like a farmer napping in hay
On an autumn afternoon


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