It took time to make these several lines
and leave them free of all that might have been.
What sacrifice this requires, what delight,
ascetic yet privileged, to leave it upright
like a Chinese box or a house of cards.
This could have been many things: the barren
field of elegy, a mass sung at Lourdes,
or some harmonious bed made of chords.
Instead, it celebrates its reticence.
In Image: Artist – Brett Foster
At The Poetry Foundation: Brett Foster
In memoriam: Obituary for Brett Foster
“Intercession: For my Daughter” by Brett Foster
Poetry Reading at Colorado Christian University – 2012
Brett Foster, Jane Beal,
& Dr. Jerry Root, C.S. Lewis Scholar