Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Untitled 4-30-2008

I saw this morning's leaf
and exultant bird
both were chased with the morning sun
both sang "wake! wake!"
in the chill dawn
I nodded to them in passing.
I plucked a blossom
pink in my possession
in its crisp scent
the color was bright
against the deep of the canal
where I dropped it
fluttering to rest.
It lazed under the bridge
and I waited to meet it
on the far side, searching
for the petals on the water
sweetness on the wave.
A wing I saw then
dark purple with peachen breast
swallow swift against the bank
he'd come with the water
and brought his chittering cousins.


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