Barbara and St. Francis

Barbara sits
under elms
by the fountain
in the park
where St. Francis
feeds the birds,
in the park
elms shade
the fountain
near which
Barbara sits
in the park
where St. Francis
feeds the birds,
a leaf falls
in the park
under elms
near the fountain
where Barbara sits
while St. Francis
feeds the birds,
where Barbara sits
under elms
near the fountain
in the park
leaves fall
on St. Francis
feeding birds,
leaves whirl
in the park
by the fountain
over squirrels
while St. Francis
feeds the birds
where Barbara sits
near the fountain
in the park,
Barbara sits
while leaves pile
on St. Francis
in the park
feeding birds,
snow falls
where Barbara sits
in the park
by the fountain
where St. Francis
feeds the birds
by the fountain
in the park,
in the park
snow falls,
rain falls
where Barbara sits
in the park
under elms
near the fountain
where St. Francis
feeds the birds,
in the park
rain falling
on St. Francis
feeding birds
near Barbara sitting,
blossoms coming
Barbara sitting
and St. Francis
feeds the birds,
in the park
elms shade
Barbara sitting
by the fountain
while St. Francis
feeds the birds,
where Barbara sits
elms shade
in the park
Barbara sitting,
leaves fall
leaves pile
on St. Francis
in the park
where Barbara sat,
where Barbara sat
near the fountain
in the park
snow falls
on St. Francis
feeding birds
where Barbara sat
near the fountain
in the park
where Barbara sat
feeding birds

Lloyd Shaw

Born in 1936, Lloyd Shaw grew up in North Carolina and went on to study English at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then spent his entire career as an English professor at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland. In retirement, he returned to North Carolina. Lloyd died on February 2, 2011.

Cover Image:Cameron Gibson