Tuesday, December 28, 2010


 but wherever you are you are likely to have this
idea of what it means for spring to come      and you know how
it will come and when it will come      because in your
expectations it always comes      in a neat order the way
  seasons do      because there are exactly four of them and
they are very nicely named and there are exactly three months
in them and they very obediently follow the astronomical year
-spring love noise and all (david antin)

It’s comforting to look up from this roof
And feel that, while all changes, nothing’s lost,
To recollect that in antiquity
The winter solstice fell in Capricorn
And that, in the Orion Nebula,
From swirling gas, new stars are being born.
-Toward the Winter Solstice (timothy steele)

at night my hand can touch your feathers
and then I wipe the vernix from your wings,
you who have made bright things from shadows,
you who have crossed the distances to roost in me.
-Birds Appearing in a Dream (michael collier)

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