Slowly I paddle my birch bark canoe
through glassy chocolate-colored waters,
pond where baritone bullfrogs set
nature's metronome in motion,
buzzing June-bugs quickening the pace
clicking..., hissing..., clicking..., hissing
though marshes, meadows & trees, as
twilight's chorus, adagio, becomes
one with lofty landscapes, till
pastoral harmonies softly fade
leaving behind still water's wake.
An author, poet, educator, Sterling Warner's poems have appeared in many international literary magazines, journals and anthologies, including The Flatbush Review, The Chaffey Review, Leaf By Leaf, The Monterey Review, The Fib Review, Metamorphoses, Unlikely Stories Mark V, Literary Yard, Visual Verse, Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape, and The Atherton Review. Warner further published five collections of poetry: Without Wheels, Shadowcat, Rags And Feathers, Edges, and Memento Mori Redux. He is currently working on a volume of flash fiction.