Firetower by Ron Lavalette


April 8, 2013 by northerncardinalreview

Everything under the sun
is lag-bolt and pressure-treated lumber;
everything else is outside, beyond far.
It does not reach.
Here, only the movement of grasses.
Here trees, breathing, rustle and whisper
openly secret secrets
only to nuthatch and thrush.

Ron Lavalette is from Barton. VT. He has been widely published both in print and online. A reasonable sample of his published work can be found at


4 thoughts on “Firetower by Ron Lavalette

  1. […] Do check it out: “Firetower”  in The Northern Cardinal Review […]

  2. judyt54 says:

    Yes, mr. lavalette. Of course. “It does not reach” says it all, it resonates.

  3. […] Posted September 20, 2013 Two pieces accepted by Northern Cardinal Review.  One will be up on Sunday (Hemlock, Sandalwood, Sage) and the other one (Song Of The Crystal) sometime, hopefully soon, thereafter.  I’ll post links when they’re up.  Meanwhile, lots of good reading (including one of my own, published in April) here: Northern Cardinal Review My piece (from April): FIRETOWER […]

  4. […] 4. Company for Dinner…Bohemia 5. Escapee…Wordland 6. Farsi Love Song…litbomb 7. Firetower…Northern Cardinal Review 8. I Got Yer “Grumpy” Right Here, Pal…Ekphrastia Gone Wild (anthology) 9. Hemlock, […]

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