Winter 1984 • Vol. VI No. 1 Five Love Poems |

Ferns

It was among ferns I learned about eternity. Below your belly there is a curly place, ferns that hide deer, and I have learned to love the curve that the deer's hoof leaves in sand.

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Robert Bly is the author of many books of poetry and translation. His recent collection is Talking into the Ear of a Donkey (Norton). He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Ruth.

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