Four Poems by Cindy Bousquet Harris: "Fade to Spring", "They Say", "Voices in Paradise", "Light Effect"

April 16, 2017





                                                               Fade to Spring


        (Inspired by a painting by Ramón Chirinos.)


                                                                  Shadows condense

                                                                 to wide-weave lace,

                                                                 grey and blooming

                                                                 in the garden of clouds,

                                                                 a window curtained

                                                                 by icicle rain,

                                                                 outside, tables wait

                                                                 imagined in winter light.







                                                                                 They Say


                                                                          They say you’re there

                                                                          but I can’t see you,

                                                                          they say

                     you’re everywhere,   

      I feel alone,

                                                                          but I believe you;

                                                                          I reach out

                                                                          and you are there.







           Voices in Paradise


           (A “found” poem, composed of words from “Westways:

        The Magazine for Auto Club Members”.)



                                                                                   Lost bones,


                                                                           for the journey.

                                                                           What’s rising?

                                                                           A soul,

                                                                           voices in paradise,

                                                                           good news.






                    Light Effect



                          Light points to my flaws,

                           peels my skin; there I am

                 exposed, forgiven.




© Cindy Bousquet Harris



Cindy Bousquet Harris is a poet and a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her poems can be found in Eclectica, Indiana Voice Journal, Blue Heron Review, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, and in several anthologies, including Poemeleon's Over the Moon. Cindy's had the pleasure of giving poetry readings at the Claremont Library, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, and at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA. She has facilitated poetry workshops for at-risk youth through Women Wonder Writers, and is one of the editors at Spirit Fire Review. Born and raised in the Midwest, Cindy now lives in southern California with her husband and their children. You can contact her at:










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