Summer 1998 • Vol. XX No. 3/4 PoetryJuly 1, 1998 |

From “Arcady”

You have embarked And the ears of corn bending down And the lion's eyebrows Remain with me You have made the voyage A little knife and purple A flower and a shrub Remain with me You have come to shore To where the universe Is all transformation And life is opinion The lion and the lion's toys Remain with me. ❦ I see almost A complete horizon Of plumes of rain And the sound they make Also visible Marks the hour down Deeply for me An instance of earth When earth is heavenly I think there must be A place all summer In the air and on The whole horizon Where it's heaven all the time ❦ Learnedly In the cage Every blade of grass says One more anyway Queer And like Africa A bit like a meteor Life is life Magnificent Heavy animal marks So sharp and dainty show Heavens unconfined here Don't tell anybody This is only for the good to know

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