(Above: Fish II by Barry Underwood)
Gwarlingo brings you a contemporary poem each week, selected by Sunday Poem editor James Crews—with commentary, a writing prompt, and information about the poet. As Carl Sandburg said, “Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.” You can also get the Sunday Poem in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter here.