Under the Same Moon. James Goertel poems. The Wall of This Room and Should God Forget

Under the Same Moon. James Goertel poems. The Wall of This Room and Should God Forget

Yareah Magazine to present Under the Same Moon, by James Goertel

SHOULD GOD FORGET from James Goertel’s new poetry collection, Under The Same Moon, searches the emotional and physical spaces where love waits, is held in reverence, becomes its own spirituality.

THE WALLS OF THIS ROOM (HER SHADOW IN THE MIRROR) from James Goertel’s new poetry collection, Under The Same Moon, weaves a dream of yearning awake beneath a fractured sky inside a room where the shadow of love haunts a heart.



Wait the hours, wake the hours
that sleep alone in the gray light
of neither day nor night, where love
dreams of itself beneath a broken sun,
below a ruptured moon, both hanging

between a heart on hold, unheld
from time to time, tired of beating
against the walls of this room
hung with only her shadow in the mirror.



Come find me
in the spaces God forgot,
leaving love to its own devices; there, where
warm breath is blown into cold, cupped hands; where
the smile splits lips in the wake of a kiss; where

tears of joy wet the blossom of our cheeks; where
we hide our hearts still knowing we are loved,
should God forget.



Regards ~
James Goertel

James Goertel. Under The Same Moon

James Goertel. Under The Same Moon


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Born in North Dakota, James Goertel spent twenty years working in television for ABC, NBC, and ESPN, among many others in the U.S. He currently teaches writing at Penn State. Carry Each His Burden (2011) was his fiction debut. Each Year an Anthem (2012) was his poetry debut. With No Need for a Name (2012) and Self Portrait (2013) are his follow-up collections. His debut novel Let the Power Fall will be published in 2014.

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