Dan Cardoza

Dan has a MS Degree. He lives in Northern California and is the author of three Chapbooks: Nature’s Front Door , Expectation of Stars and Ghosts in the Cupboard. Partial Credits: Amethyst, Ardent, Better Than Starbucks, California Quarterly, Chaleur Magazine, Entropy, Esthetic Apostle, Foxglove, Frogmore Journal, High Shelf Press, Oddball, Poetry Northwest, The Quail Bell, Skylight 47, Spelk, Unstamatic and Vita Brevis.


Dun Stallions at Giant’s Causeway – Life and Death of Anthony Bourdain

“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom…You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.”  William Blake, Proverbs of Hell

Salacia concedes a psalm of Carrickfergus,
Just as a darkening vault hemorrhages to sea
dun stallions
crack their
hooves of rock
at the cliff’s
of Giants Causeway.

As in life, exaltation is the
last to feast at the banquet board of
the meager.

In death, famine of self
can be appealing
if only in the roux of a moment;
yet it restrains the noble
of flight
safe passage in the palace of wings––
Arion’s endless green fields.

© 2019 Dan Cardoza