Thursday, December 15, 2011


I only arrived from Mombasa

late last night and saw the city

raise her arms in lights, and

I hurried down the Champs

Elysses to meet you in the Parc

Monceau and all the lamps said

she is there, lifting up what we do

not know.

About Charles Bane Jr.:
Charles Bane, Jr. , is a widely published poet. His work has appeared in Clutching At Straws, Durable Goods , The Indian Diary, and The Criterion: An International Journal In English, among others. His July release, The Chapbook: Poems by Charles Bane , Jr. ( Curbside Splendor) is available at Barnes and Noble Booksellers and