Eight Lines by Lenny DellaRocca

Hollow by Tommy Ingberg
Hollow by Tommy Ingberg

Eight Lines

by Lenny DellaRocca

Three ripe pears in the sun.

Smell of lavender in the dark.

Earth upheaved in the wake of a plow.

A triangle of birds in the sky.

Children under the spell of puppets.

Madness in an ordinary home.

The way history finds its way to your door.

Women who love girls and fire.


Lenny DellaRocca has had work appear in literary magazines since 1980. A Pushcart nominee, DellaRocca was president of a non-profit poetry group that brought in sensational poets such as Lyn Lifshin, Denise Duhamel, Albert Goldfarb and George Wallace.