Sunday, June 20, 2010

Poem of the Week #129

Snail, Bird, and Worm

"Snail, snail, glister me forward,

Bird, soft-sigh me home,
Worm, be with me.
This is my hard time."
T. Roethke

Snail, bird, and worm,
be my consorts, architects
of my tomorrow.

Guide me down
your trails of light and air,
open me to earth and sky.

This time, I will listen
not with my ears
but with my pores.

Sanctify my very life,
this ground of me
you care for.

Lisa Vihos

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