person Daniel Paul Marshall, three poems

Originally posted on ISACOUSTIC*:
Daniel Paul Marshall lives on the island of Jeju, where he runs a guesthouse & bar that he built with his wife. He has had poems published in a few journals, including Four Ties Lit Review, The Contemporary Haibun Online, Underfoot, and The High Window. danielpaulmarshall.com ∞ A handful of prayers…

The New and the Perennial

At last, it may be said that Spring is here. Maybe. Out in the garden, irises and daylilies are beginning the push toward luxurience; and down among their toes, what is this? It seems the astilbe is spreading out, aspiring toward thicket-dom. I’m concentrating on the ornamental beds for now, leaving the veggie patch to…

Out Among the Ghazals

Ashes in the Making (after Agha Shahid Ali’s Even the Rain) you seem to dance like morning’s leaves in brightest hue a grove of secrets burning, ashes in the making. no lover ever naturally delighted in the view of his or her heart’s desire as ashes in the making. black shoals of coal wrenched from…