WELL PLACED

 

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                                                            the world
                              lives in the death of speech
                              and sings there.

                                             ~ Wendell Berry (“The Silence”)

My time is here
within the details—
small tracks that whisper words

I’ve yet to say or spell,
a great expanse opening
new frontiers beyond

the clatter, the cacophony
of commerce, the pomposity
of puppets geared

to create more fear.
Talons latch and lock,
tumble carelessly

with confidence—young
eagles playing, practicing
pinwheels in the canyon

beyond the corrals.
There is no sound
from my open mouth

as they disappear
behind your hat, your horse,
Earl’s board fence

and our cows wanting
to get along.
No time to say

what will never be enough
or too much
before it’s over.

 

3 responses to “WELL PLACED

  1. Isn’t that Wendell Berry a wise man? You have captured his thoughts splendidly . . . Thanks!

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    • There was a day I stumbled over his poetry, couldn’t find his rhythm. Thankfully, his poems have become such great relief, splendid joys to read. Wise, yes wise!

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  2. Photo and verse are not unlike, “Talons latch[ed} and lock[ed]”.

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