September Poem: Cardinal by Marty Silverthorne

In this poem by Mary Silverthorne, a garden visitor sparks meditation on the fleeting beauty of life.
Words by Marty Silverthorne | Art by Marie-Louise Bennett

Marty Silverthorne was the author of seven poetry books. He lived in Greenville, North Carolina until his death in 2019.

Marie-Louise Bennett is a painter and conceptual artist based in Raleigh. Find more of her work here.

This poem originally appeared in the September 2022 issue of WALTER magazine.