Tuesday, December 20, 2011

EARTH ~








TALKING INTO THE EAR OF A DONKEY



I have been talking into the ear of a donkey.

I have so much to say! And the donkey can't wait

To feel my breath stirring the immense oats

Of his ears. "What has happened to the spring,"

I cry, "and our legs that were so joyful

In the bobblings of April?" "Oh, never mind

About all that," the donkey

Says, "Just take hold of my mane, so you

Can lift your lips closer to my hairy ears."



ROBERT BLY
from Talking into the Ear of a Donkey
(Norton 2011)







everyone wants his, her, its ears rubbed or whispered into ~ here's a photograph I took one spring in new mexico

photo © bob arnold


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