Tuesday, June 12, 2007

So long forgotten time slips away,

Might say hello, here on some random day.

'Course guess maybe I'd need somethin to say.
Earth Your Dancing Place

Beneath heaven's vault

remember always walking
through halls of cloud
down aisles of sunlight
or through high hedges
of the green rain
walk in the world
highheeled with swirl of cape
hand at the swordhilt
of your pride
Keep a tall throat
Remain aghast at life

Enter each day

as upon a stage
lighted and waiting
for your step
Crave upward as flame
have keenness in the nostril
Give your eyes
to agony or rapture

Train your hands

as birds to be
brooding or nimble
Move your body
as the horses
sweeping on slender hooves
over crag and prairie
with fleeing manes
and aloofness of their limbs

Take earth for your own large room

and the floor of earth
carpeted with sunlight
and hung round with silver wind
for your dancing place

~ May Swenson ~

(Nature: Poems Old and New)