Marilyn Peretti

Spring 2019: Tribute to Mary Oliver

In Trees from Angel’s Wings

Within their crowded grove
I find a lack of thoughts

a time for only air and wood

without those who tamper
with my self

a place
to be lifted

Here I glory
in uneven limbs
reaching and leaning

some even dead

black marks
across the air

drawn ink strokes of meaning
which I don’t know
or need to

Marilyn Peretti of Glen Ellyn, has been writing poetry with poet colleagues for over 25 years. She has published several poetry books, and has individual poems published in many journals. She was nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize, a distinct honor. More can be found at her websites: and

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