tanka

tanka--
small songs I sing
to join
my voice to other voices
hidden in the grass

Saturday, July 6, 2013

hide and seek


after a painting
of the same name
by Carol Hamlin

the words
of a child’s prayer
to Our Father
dead on my lips
I enter a silent grove

in this hollow
between hills
like breasts,
my search for bloodroot
still blooming

unable
to name what stirs
in dappled light
I cry out only come
come come come


            Lynx XXVIII: 2, June 2013


The photograph was taken on the Appalachian Trail over Hump Mountain, in the Roan Highlands, on the NC/TN state line--among the most beautiful places on the eastern seaboard.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't find the Hamlin painting by Googling, but your photo here is beautiful. I remember this rich sequence; #2 is my favorite.

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