Vermilion Falling

First published in Woodnotes #21, Summer 1994, page 33.

Vermilion Falling by William Scott Galasso. Galwin Press, 1994, 48 pages, paperback, 5½ by 4 inches. $6.00 postpaid from the author at 25054 S.E. Mirrormont Way, Issaquah, Washington 98027 [address no longer correct]. A collection of 90 poems previously published in 22 different publications in the year from May 1993 to March 1994. As such the book is a wide-ranging compendium of verses rather than a focused or themed collection. Three sequences are also included, two of which are illustrated by Vicki Galasso. Two selections:

Shining on the names

of long-dead heroes

winter sun

Cherry blossoms

the picket fence painted

with bold pink strokes