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Michael McClintock — Touchstone Award Winner

Michael McClintock’s poem

spring dream . . .
slipping my wings
into a work shirt

was a winner of a Touchstone Individual Poem Award for the best haiku published 2015. It first appeared in The Heron’s Nest XVII:3.

See the complete list of winners of both Individual Poem Awards and Distinguished Books Awards in the Touchstone Archives.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. We read a lot during the snowy winter, but in spring, it’s back to raking, tilling, planting, mowing, down to earth again.

  2. .
    spring dream . . .
    slipping my wings
    into a work shirt
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    Michael McClintock
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    Even if the word dream tells us it’s a dream before we get to the magical phrase, it works wonderfully well.
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    It works on imaginative levels, but actually on a physical literal level. Haven’t we all put on a shirt in a way differently than the awkward method/stance?
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    Lifted the shirt high so it slips over our arms? And whether work or leisure, something magical happens as we put on our suit of fashion, armour, work uniform, birthday etc…
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    And isn’t everything a dream, really?
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    Alan
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