Roots and Branches
Sail, Monarchs, rising and falling
orange merchants in spring's flowery markets!
messengers of March in warm currents of news floating,
flitting into areas of aroma.
tracing out of air unseen roots and branches of sense
I share in thought,
filaments woven and broken where the world might light
casual certainties of me. There are
echoes of what I am in what you perform
this morning. How you perfect my spirit!
an imaginary tree of the living in all its doctrines
by fluttering about,
intent and easy as you are, the profusion of you!
awakening transports of an inner view of things.
The Collected Later Poems and Plays
edited with an introduction by Peter Quartermain
U Cal Press, 2019
Put your good hands into the good hands of Peter Quartermain's
guidance through the later world of Duncan, fertile ground