Monday, March 14, 2016

TERRA ~








Terra



There is evidence of spring everywhere

A pair of geese, into a headwind / point north

The shed door shuts easier now

Rain water comes to the meadows

Planks are thrown down





Passing



It is Spring

Already you relax in a cotton skirt

Passing through mountains is a strong feeling

Fields plowed, new wood split, a hawk floating

Puffs of softwood in the gray hills

A river runs with snow melting

A small bridge neatly built to get by

There is pleasure in such places

An old woman and her huge straw hat

Raking the far corner of a hayfield


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Bob Arnold
Where Rivers Meet
Mad River Press


 




2 comments:

Luster said...

Dear Bob,

As I've told you, I love this book, have given it as a significant gift. These poems today, hit home.

stay close,

mike

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Ever thanks, Mike.

You know I'm close
all's well, Bob