Wednesday, March 4, 1987

Dictionary of the Imagination poems 2

Oak trees— sleeping druids in winter
Poppy—satin tongues on fire
Swan—white feathers dancing in a blue sky
Moon—a Viking ship in a midnight sea
Forest—earth carpet of wooden soldiers
Blanket—a sheep spread very thin over us at night
Pencil—a shadow line to the universe
Eagle—caged feathers  bearing sheaves of wheat and laurel branches

Across the sky, a Viking ship
sailed on a midnight sea

We wrote shadowed lines
across the universe
with caged feathers
bearing wheat and laurel
white dancers fell from the sky
and the fields bloomed
with satin tongues of fire.

Amidst the sleeping druids of winter
a carpet of wooden soldiers
rotted from old age.

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