Carin Perron: Poems & Prose
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A bit about myself, especially regarding art, writing, animation, and living with cancer, in My Bio.

Anne (for Anne Morrow Lindbergh)
A brief moment from Anne Morrow Lindbergh's autobiographical "War Within and Without."

The text for my in-progress animated film: a short, gothic poem full of imagery and symbolism.

A poem based on an old black and white photo of myself as a child.

A Hymn to Roget
A poem denouncing dictionary-thesauri and praising Roget's original conception!

The Magician After Hours
A young magician with an extraordinary zest.

The Man in the Suit
A man I saw walking along the street: a unique experience!

A sketch of an old friend and his cat.

The Room
This is a nightmare that lingered. I woke up and said, "This is a sestina!" It took three years to tame the vision into this rigid, obsessive verse form.

The Shadow
This poem found its own highly-structured, obsessive form to express an encounter with the intimidatingly immaculate.

Sleep Gently, Now
A somewhat irreverent memorial for an unusual teacher in touch with the ironies inherent in the bleaker aspects of existence.

The Spider
A young café habitué plays the Goddess of Ennui.

Through Shining Glass, a poem cycle containing:
  • The Potter
  • Gambit
  • The Conversation
  • Clay and Silver
  • Afterimage