Margo Taft Stever reads "Lullaby"

Lullaby Feature

 

 

Margo Taft Stever reads "Lullaby"

Lullaby Feature

 

 

Listen to the full lullaby album.

Let the numb frost
keep you young.

Sleep, away from
the wrinkled toss

of twisted sheets
and spreading moss.

Sleep, the light grays,
small child;

the torn wind knocks,
rasps, rumbles, blows.

Away from the screeching
gale, sleep

in the cove of
the hundredth bluebird,
sleep.

Let the numb frost
keep you young.

Sleep, away from
the wrinkled toss

of twisted sheets
and spreading moss.

Sleep, the light grays,
small child;

the torn wind knocks,
rasps, rumbles, blows.

Away from the screeching
gale, sleep

in the cove of
the hundredth bluebird,
sleep.

Margo Taft Stever’s collections include CRACKED PIANO (CavanKerry Press, 2019); GHOST MOOSE (Kattywompus Press, 2019); The Lunatic Ball (Kattywompus Press, 2015);The Hudson Line (Main Street Rag, 2012); Frozen Spring (Mid-List Press First Series Award, 2002) and Reading the Night Sky (Riverstone Poetry Chapbook Competition, 1996). Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Prairie SchoonerConnecticut ReviewCincinnati Reviewupstreet, andSalamander. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. She lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York (www.margotaftstever.com).