Fall 2005 • Vol. XXVII No. 4 Poetry |

Road Song

in the oblivion between the trees the lyric attacks by dogs at the end of an endless trip night turns all the keys of gold but no door opens for you a lantern follows the ancient principles of winter I walk straight toward you as you open the fan of history that's folded in an isolated song the evening bell slowly questions you echoes answer for you twice dark night sails against the current tree roots secretly generating electricity have lit your orchard I walk straightly toward you at the head of all foreign roads when fire tries on the heavy snow sunset seals the empire the earth's book opens the page of this moment

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