Jonathan Reuel's Earthquake Trees: Things I Make
Monday, April 22, 2013
Freeing, I think, about a million birds
The great light cage has broken up in the air,
freeing, I think, about a million birds
whose wild ascending shadows will not be back,
and all the wires come falling down.
(From "Rain Towards Morning" by Elizabeth Bishop)
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Failure to Thrive or Just Impatient (A Caterpiller)
this deep in fall--
still not a butterfly.
(A Caterpillar by Matsuo Basho)