After Szervanszky’s Wind Quintet, No. 1

breath pours
into bassoon body
purrs mountain maple

sixteenth note swirls
soar blueward

brass crackles in sunshine
muddy roots

clarinet shadows
darken forest duff

hugs lowlands—


About the Poet:  Peggy Turnbull’s most recent work is forthcoming or published in Soul-Lit, Plum Tree Tavern, Postcard Poems & Prose, Three Line Poetry, and New Verse News.  She is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.


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