Friday, February 26, 1993

THROUGH THE LAPIS SKY


THROUGH THE LAPIS SKY

Through the lapis sky
the sound of ducks crossing
the rays of the sun
beyond my vision lies the sphinx
of hope that moves
across the sky each night
before I arise each morning
I look for the glue in the air
and out my window comes
the exuberance of dawn

2/26/93

AMONG THE TREES


AMONG THE TREES

among the trees
another song of blackbirds
whispering in the classroom

the children invent new lives
and the birds are jealous
among the trees

the window reflects the pond
the invisible air is jealous
of the whispering in the classroom

I look to the order of the sky
to find my way home to the end of  a sentence
among the trees
whispering in the classroom

2/26/93  CPITS writing in class, first draft