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Afternoon of a Fawn

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Message Vi Ransel
Afternoon of a Fawn

(for Glenn Cashman)

Glenn's tenor
set the mood, a sophisticated
sunny early afternoon
in 1954. His breathy reed
blew a dewy mist under a rainbow
over the Frank Lloyd Wright house
built into the side of the hill.
Sunlit notes scatting and skittering
in and out dappled leaves
of a birch canopy
over the staircase
of sharp and flat stones
became a dappled fawn dancing,
darting side-to-side
down them, bouncing
into the doe
picking her way
ever so sedately
through the liquid golden

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Vi's works appear widely both in print and online. She conducts Poetry Workshops and gives readings in Central New York. Her latest chapbook is "Sine Qua Non Antiques (an Arcanum of History, Geography and Treachery).
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