Gifts by Regine Ebner
I have sent you parachutes to wish on
legends to believe in
stars for navigation
and a golden telescope with wings
I have sent you wanderlust canyons
monuments of gypsies
and partial eclipses of the moon
Have you read my hieroglyphs?
Found these treasures in the glade?
You have, I think.
Because I received an eagle
with a branch of twilight
an owl with a fable of want
and a leopard with rosettes of jubilation
I accept your gifts
and send back a candle
with a burning flame
Regine has a solid background in writing. She co-authored a play, Minor Details, which was performed in Tucson and she has a chapter in the book Reimagining Shakespeare for Children, by Naomi Miller. She has returned to writing poetry with enthusiasm. Regine teaches full time in a school she founded.