Philip Terman | The Sun Magazine

Philip Terman

Philip Terman’s latest poetry collection is Rabbis of the Air (Autumn House Press). He teaches at Clarion University and lives with his wife and two children in a former one-room schoolhouse outside of Barkeyville, Pennsylvania, where he strives to leaven his Jewish angst with fresh eggs from his neighbors’ chickens, the occasional full-moon drumming circle, and the manure he gets for his garden from the horse farm down the road.

— From April 2010

The Absence That Was The Tree

Two men are cutting the dead maple down: / limbs and branches first, then the trunk / in sections, all the pieces scattered in piles / on the ground out of which it grew.

April 2010
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