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David Dragone

David Dragone's poems have appeared in Avocet Review, California Quarterly, Common Ground Review, The Providence Sunday Journal, Newport Life, and others. His poetry has also been broadcast on WRNI, Rhode Island’s NPR station. Trinity Repertory Company in Providence also featured one of his poems.

David lives in Middletown with his wife and son and is a member of the Ocean State Poets. 



 David's Origami micro-chapbooks & selected poems are below.


Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

A Winter's Tale


{mooblock= Winter Pond}

Fishermen pick holes through frozen lakes.
Skaters sculpt hieroglyphs, drawing frosty lines
With skate blades shaving ice-spray
From ankles, knees, hips, legs, all angles
And whirling arms too.
Their whole bodies blur in fog breaths
Reflected glides over crystal ponds
Mirroring their feet at the carving edge
Of sky and water.
Flight or drowning
Gambles on uncertain ice
And cold wind that softens no fall
But brushes white snow silence
Over the pond center’s brittle.
Men tramp back from fishing
Hauling in their catch
Each line growing heavy
Baited with unspoken fears of cracking ice.
Fish flop around in buckets
Braving as much as they can
Back into the center
Of their cold brave eyes.
David Dragone © 2012


Dancing in Harmony


{mooblock=Opening Poems}

The sea builds green waves
That crash against each boulder
With a springing heart.
Golden lazy skies
Bloom with darkled thunderheads
Until rain gets born.
David Dragone © 2012


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