Wednesday, June 26, 2013

psalm






Psalm

     Veritas sequitur...

In the small beauty of the forest
The wild deer bedding down--
That they are here!

                         Their eyes
Effortless, the soft lips
Nuzzle and the alien small teeth
Tear at the grass

                         The roots of it
Dangle from their mouths
Scattering earth in the strange woods.
They who are there.

                         Their paths
Nibbled thru the fields, the leaves that shade them
Hang in the distances
Of sun

                        The small nouns
Crying faith
In this in which the wild deer
Startle, and stare out.

                        -George Oppen (from The Ecopoetry Anthology)