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See Robert's chapbook and complete bio note in Summer 2002.

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More of Gibbons's poetry in our Fall 2002

Winter 2001

Summer 2001

Fall 2000

Winter 2000

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More poetry

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Photo of Robert Gibbons by Joe Schuyler. All rights reserved.

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To the Music of mid-November Rain & Snow

Waylaid this morning by a black locust, the early sun wrapping it in matted
gauze. After lunch I rerouted back, this time sun directly behind it. Gold-black
limbs visible inside sheer yellow dress of leaves, contorted, dancing.

Across the street, its back to the train station wall, an adolescent maple, shy, red,
as if mustering up courage to make its move toward the slightly older locust.

It will, this weekend, when predicted mid-November rain & snow blow through.
Monday may well find them stark naked, still apart, shivering, slightly.