An End to Suffering – Dirk Dunbar

Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis – The Mountain

to touch earth
in a new way
with eyes reaching
across galaxies
and fingers digging
into wet soil
on this mountain
top where one
view makes sense
of wind-blown
white oak leaves
glazed in moonlight
while silence beckons
droplets of soft rain
releasing all desire 

About the Poet

Dirk Dunbar has served as a humanities professor for over 30 years, written four books (two of them are filled with poems) and numerous articles, received multiple teaching awards, and was awarded two grants for his work in science, religion, and nature. He played pro basketball in Europe for eight years, married a German ballerina, and they have three children and two grandkids. His poems have appeared recently in The Drabble, Scarlet Leaf, and Literary Yard. See for more information, including reviews on his work.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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