Tiny Poem

Tiny Poem
by Nadia Colburn

As if the warmth of the day 
did not give into thin night air, 
as if summer had no end 
and no beginning, the leaves 
shine brilliant-red, 
one hundred thousand
sharp-edged proclamations of now.

Nadia Colburn’s poetry and prose have been published in more than fifty national publications, including The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Slate.com, Yes! Magazine, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in English and currently teaches private creative writing workshops. She worked as a volunteer counselor with the GI Rights hotline and is interested in deep ecology, yoga, and Buddhism. Nadia is an OI Aspirant in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and an editor of Anchor magazine. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two children. See more about Nadia at nadiacolburn.com.